[Market-farming] Peppers in High Tunnels
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.
>> 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
>> 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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