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Re: Poor pepper pollination problems


LOL - I always plant flowers (zinnias & cosmos) plus basil around my
peppers, all of which draw pollinating insects by the truckload.  They
say you can use a little paintbrush and do it yourself, but never
tried that.

On 8/2/05, Hollikft@aol.com <Hollikft@aol.com> wrote:
> Chris,
>   Have you tried hand pollinating them?
> 
> Holli
> 
> 
> In a message dated 8/2/2005 1:01:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> lindsey@mallorn.com writes:
> 
> Hi  guys,
> 
> I have ONE pepper plant in a container on my front  step.  It's an
> heirloom that supposedly produces large,  thick-walled lilac-colored
> fruit.
> 
> My  parents have one as well and their plant does indeed produce  fruit
> that meets that description, so I don't think it's  unreasonable for
> me to have the same expectations with my  plant.
> 
> My plant is stubborn or sexually confused or  something, though.
> It produces huge quantities of flowers (on  a plant that's now 3'+
> tall!), but it has *never* set  fruit.  I thought that peppers were
> self-pollinating, but  this poor guy doesn't seem to have any interest.
> 
> What's  wrong?  Any ideas on what I can do to get some fruit of it?
> Do I need mood music?  A more secluded corner instead of  a large pot
> on my front step?  Are the petunias planted  around the base making it
> ashamed?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Chris
> 
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