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RE: Poor pepper pollination problems

Is it in full sun? Is the weather warm enough? (As if it isn't hot over the
entire country, but I figured I'd ask) 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Christopher P. Lindsey
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:01 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Poor pepper pollination problems

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

   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 



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