Hi, Are peppers & eggplants self pollinating like tomatoes & beans & lettuces? Thanks very much for the info!
Yes. EP can benefit from some insect activity but it isn't required.
They are with wind, and can also be cross pollinated by insects or wind
Thanks! Peppers too? (Sweet peppers/hot peppers also?)
Yes, technically, although the correct term is actually self-fertile meaning each bloom contains both the female and male parts required for pollination to occur. But the 2 terms self-fertile and self-pollinating are often used interchangeably. As mentioned above insects and wind can also play a part in cross-pollinating but are not required for production in the normal environment.
They are all in the nightshade family - Solanaceae which includes datura, mandrake, belladonna, peppers, potatoes, tobacco, tomatoes, eggplant and petunias - and all members of that family are self-"pollinating". ;) OK?
Thanks Dave! Appreciate the info! Thanks for giving me more details too, I love getting info here cause it is educational, always new things to learn!(Cool!)
Thanks for replying quickly too, appreciate it very much! Have a good evening. :)
They can be hand pollinated very easily if they are in doors for over wintering.