Will my bell peppers produce fruit?
So I've got two bell pepper plants, "Big Bertha" and "Summer gold," that haven't started producing fruit yet. I planted them in mid-March in soil that had been prepared with a 4-6-6 organic fertilizer. They get full sun, and they are right next to 3 hot pepper plants that have been producing well for a couple months already.
These bells have flowered, and they should have reached maturity about 20 days ago, according to the labels. In May I fed them with a 6-12-6 liquid fertilizer. Are these guys gonna fruit or what?
Only thing I can figure is that they have been stressed out - we got a couple 40-degree days about a week after I planted them, and they have been through 2 hail storms that ripped off a few of their leaves. Also, temps have been about 10 degrees hotter than average here for the past week or two. But the hot peppers went through the same things, and they are just dandy! Where did I go wrong?