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Bell Peppers and pollination

Posted by MeaWea 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 1, 14 at 19:06

My mini yellow pepper start that I bought earlier this spring is finally producing flowers! A week ago it had one, which withered and it currently has three new, small white blossoms. Do I need to pollinate them myself? The blossoms are so small, I'm worried about damaging them as I can't even see into them TO pollinate.

Thanks! Any help is appreciated!!


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RE: Bell Peppers and pollination

I am new to vegetables so I may not be of any help, but I thought that peppers are pollinated the shame way as tomatoes (lightly tap the bloom a few times) well thats what I have been doing and my peppers are producing. Maybe someone else can confirm this.


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RE: Bell Peppers and pollination

Yeah, just leave them alone and you'll be fine. They will make peppers.


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RE: Bell Peppers and pollination

  • Posted by jutsFL 9b (Orlando) (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 8:38

Yup, they self pollinate. If their outdoors - do nothing, it'll take care of its own pollination. If indoors (with a fan), same result as outdoors. The only issue would be indoors with no air circulation, in which case you would likely need to tap the flowers a time or two to pollinate - although they shouldn't be without at least a fan, if for nothing but proper growth/health alone.

Jay


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