Habanero Pepper Culture Under Lights: Flowers But Does Not Bear Fruits
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Gerald & Geri Desautels
Posted on: March 3, 2000

I bought habanero pepper seeds last year from you people. Everything grew very well and the plants had lots of buds and flowers but will not bear fruit. Can you send me an idea of what I am doing wrong? I have them under grow lights.

The problem might be the lack of pollinators. The flowers need pollination to form fruits and I doubt that you have bees in your light set-up. Use a soft watercolour paint brush to transfer pollen from the stamens of one plant to the stigmas of another plant. Then to make sure that the newly formed fruits don’t drop off make sure your night temperature does not drop below 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.

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