something killing my green pepper/cayenne pepper buds

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something killing my green pepper/cayenne pepper buds

Post by Rick Noell » Mon, 21 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Hi Folks -

I'm in Atlanta and live in an apartment.  I have some plants growing
on my back deck, among them, 3 cherry tomato plants, a regular tomato
plant, one green pepper and one cayenne pepper plant.

I've noticed that anytime a fresh cayenne or green pepper bud sprout
and start to form a pepper, within a week, the bud will drop off into
the soil and look as if it has been cut cleanly off about a
cenitemeter back from the bud.   I'm really at a loss to figure out
what is causing it.  I looked very closely at both plants and don't
notice any bugs.  The temperature often gets up to 90-100 degrees F.
I don't suppose this could be causing it?  

I was out checking the plants today and both have fresh buds starting
to form.  I'd like to 'save' these if I can somehow.  Anybody know
what could be going on?

Thanks,
Rick

 
 
 

something killing my green pepper/cayenne pepper buds

Post by Rick Noell » Mon, 21 Aug 2000 04:00:00


I think I figured out what the problem is.  I read in an article on
Ohio State's web server about "Blossom Drop".

http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/1000/1618.html

It says :

"Extremely high temperatures (90 degrees F or above) during flowering
often results in blossom drop. Fruit that set when temperatures
average above 80 degrees F may be small and poorly shaped due to heat
injury to the blossoms. Temperatures below 60 degrees F at night will
also result in blossom drop. "

It is definitely the case for my peppers.  So all you other growers,
watch out!  I think I will be safe for the next round since the
temperature is slowly dropping here in Atlanta.

Thanks,
Rick

On Sun, 20 Aug 2000 13:34:23 -0400, Rick Noelle

Quote:

>Hi Folks -

>I'm in Atlanta and live in an apartment.  I have some plants growing
>on my back deck, among them, 3 cherry tomato plants, a regular tomato
>plant, one green pepper and one cayenne pepper plant.

>I've noticed that anytime a fresh cayenne or green pepper bud sprout
>and start to form a pepper, within a week, the bud will drop off into
>the soil and look as if it has been cut cleanly off about a
>cenitemeter back from the bud.   I'm really at a loss to figure out
>what is causing it.  I looked very closely at both plants and don't
>notice any bugs.  The temperature often gets up to 90-100 degrees F.
>I don't suppose this could be causing it?  

>I was out checking the plants today and both have fresh buds starting
>to form.  I'd like to 'save' these if I can somehow.  Anybody know
>what could be going on?

>Thanks,
>Rick

 
 
 

something killing my green pepper/cayenne pepper buds

Post by Brend » Wed, 23 Aug 2000 08:36:06


I'm fairly new to gardening, but i've done a simular thing with veges in large
pots.
maybe the flowers need pollinating??? I wasn't sure so i did it any ways
last summer.
I was lucky enough to receive lots of bunches of flowers that summer (wedding,
21st etc.)
i dipped a cotton bud in the flowers and wiped it off on all the pepper flowers.
hope this helps
-Brenda

Quote:

>Hi Folks -

>I'm in Atlanta and live in an apartment.  I have some plants growing
>on my back deck, among them, 3 cherry tomato plants, a regular tomato
>plant, one green pepper and one cayenne pepper plant.

>I've noticed that anytime a fresh cayenne or green pepper bud sprout
>and start to form a pepper, within a week, the bud will drop off into
>the soil and look as if it has been cut cleanly off about a
>cenitemeter back from the bud.   I'm really at a loss to figure out
>what is causing it.  I looked very closely at both plants and don't
>notice any bugs.  The temperature often gets up to 90-100 degrees F.
>I don't suppose this could be causing it?  

>I was out checking the plants today and both have fresh buds starting
>to form.  I'd like to 'save' these if I can somehow.  Anybody know
>what could be going on?

>Thanks,
>Rick

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