Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
pepper cold hardiness

Posted by drooples (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 2, 10 at 17:11

i have some thai peppers in containers outside and it is supposed to get to below freezing each night for the next week. as i understand the peppers should live but i was wondering if they might be damaged at all if they stayed out and if i should bring them in to keep them healthy, if not alive?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: pepper cold hardiness

Peppers are tropical plants and will not survive freezing weather. They need to be brought inside. I was able to keep my sweet peppers alive in the garden by covering with blankets during frost warnings, but if you have the option of moving them inside, I would do that.

Bellatrix


 o
RE: pepper cold hardiness

thank you. i did.


 o
RE: pepper cold hardiness

Agreed.

We had two light frosts before the heavier frosts and the California Wonder plants I have survived - although some of the peppers began to rot and the leaves drooped a bit.

Then the very hard freeze did them in.

Here is a link that might be useful: BsnTech Gardening Blog


 o
RE: pepper cold hardiness

"Peppers are tropical plants and will not survive freezing weather." The only exception to that, and I mean only, is the chili petin (aka chili pequin, bird pepper, etc.). It's native to Texas, so will come back from the roots (maybe that's why you thought yours would?). But every other pepper I've ever encountered is toast in a freeze.


 o
RE: pepper cold hardiness

I beleive most peppers if not all will come back from a mild freeze as long as the roots have not been frozen solid. I pulled up a Rocoto the middle of Dec. that had seen many frosts and even some temps in the 20's. Yanked it out cut it down to a stick potted it an it is doing fine.

Dale


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here