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jalepeno buds turning yellow and falling off

Posted by heyitssonny TX (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 12 at 20:28

so i just got this jalepeno plant in the spring. it grew 2 peppers in the early summer, but now it just produces a lot of buds, it even flowers, but once the flowers fall the bud just turn yellow after a day or so and fall off.

i've tried pollinating them by shaking the plant, flicking the flowers lightly, and even using a qtip, but the same thing keeps happening. what's going on??!?! i read that it might be too hot?? i live in dallas and we have temps over 95 pretty much every day. the plant is facing west so it gets the afternoon sun. or someone suggested that i might not be fertilizing enough? or watering too much? someone help me please!! i just want more of those delicious peppers.


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RE: jalepeno buds turning yellow and falling off

Can you post a picture? Might be ferts, might be water, might just be heat in your area.

A pic would help.


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RE: jalepeno buds turning yellow and falling off

Flower drop probable causes:

1. Day temp too high >95F
2. Night temp too low <65F
3. Too much nitrogen fertilizer
4. Too much water
5. Low light levels (reduces fertility).
6. Very low humidity (reduces fertility)
7. Poor air circulation (air circulation contributes to pollination).
8. Lack of pollinating insects.
9. Size of pot
10. Too much mineral in feedwater.
11. Too much grower attention/anxiety.


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RE: jalepeno buds turning yellow and falling off

here's a picture.


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RE: jalepeno buds turning yellow and falling off

That soil mix looks awfully wet; root rot?


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RE: jalepeno buds turning yellow and falling off

The pot could be soaking up a lot of heat, too.


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RE: jalepeno buds turning yellow and falling off

no i had recently watered it. so what should i do?!


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