[Market-farming] Fruit Set Temperatures

Allan Balliett allan.balliett at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 07:04:06 EDT 2012


You're hotter than we have been. Do you mean hot peppers or sweet
peppers? Hot peppers can take more heat. I've got a few peppers to
harvest today (sweet) but don't see a single blossom out there.
Everything else s.b. fine: we do irrigate and the plants themselves
look pretty good (but smaller than this time other years) I hope the
little bit of references I just posted helps. -Allan

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM, Thomas P Hurtgen
<hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com> wrote:
> Allan and others, In zone 7b our eggplants quit blossoming and fruiting after a very weak start.  Peppers seem okay.  Tomatoes okay although starting to dry up.  We've probably had about 12-15 days over 100.  Also looking for a temperature chart.   Tom
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> Thomas P Hurtgen
> hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com
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> On Aug 5, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Allan Balliett wrote:
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>> Howdy -
>>
>> Here in the mid-atlantic our daytime temps have been staying pretty
>> much up in the 90s the last 3 weeks or so.
>>
>> While I got pretty good harvests of tomatoes, eggplants and sweet
>> peppers last week, I don't see much fruit out there this week on the
>> peppers or egg plants (tomatoes are, fortunately, loaded)
>>
>> I don't see many blossoms, either.
>>
>> I have some bush beans that are full of blossoms but are taking their
>> sweet time to make any beans.
>>
>> Mr. Google has let me down for locating a precise and authorative
>> explanation of reduced fruit set in peppers and eggplants and beans
>> due to high heat that  I can pass along to my CSA members this week.
>>
>> I'm wondering if anyone reading this list can point me to such a
>> document (like from a University, or something)
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>> Or, am I kidding myself and my peppers and eggplants have just quit
>> after one fruit set?
>>
>> It's raining outside right now. Praise the Lord! I don't think it's
>> getting cooler any time soon, though.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> -Allan
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