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Re: Poor pepper pollination problems


HI Chris,
    If playing cupid doesn't work in your busy schedule, there are sprays on
the market that contain IBA a, plant hormone, that helps SET the blossoms. I
have customers that swear by it. Including the exotic, illegal plant
growers...MJ

betsy
Evergreen 50 degrees at 7:00am
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:00 AM
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
>    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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