[Market-farming] Peppers in High Tunnels

Owsley lucy boulderbelt at voyager.net
Wed Feb 18 10:39:14 EST 2009

I have found that peppers, like tomatoes, will ripen off the plant if  
picked when just beginning to show color.

On Feb 18, 2009, at 10:33 AM, Bill Shoemaker wrote:

> I've observed the same thing on all kinds of peppers. I've not seen  
> research that affirms it, but I believe that peppers just cannot  
> support additional development of biomass once a certain weight of  
> fruit is on the plant. They just abort blossoms. But if you pick  
> some or all of the fruit off, the plant will start setting fruit  
> again. It's good to keep the plants well picked. You'll have much  
> better season totals.
> Bill
>> If fruit is left on the plant and becomes fully red ripe is that a  
>> signal to
>> the plant
>> to shut down, mine quit blooming after the reds showed up.? I had  
>> expected
>> them to keep going like tomatoes.
> William H Shoemaker, UI-NRES
> Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
> St Charles Horticulture Research Center
> 535 Randall Road  St Charles, IL  60174
> 630-584-7254; FAX-584-4610
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Lucy Goodman
Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
Eaton, OH

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