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Post  giant_trainer on 6/10/2014, 8:27 pm

My 2 bell pepper plants look great.  About two feet tall and full of flowers but no peppers.  I have a banana pepper plant in the next box and it's producing.  What could be the problem?
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Post  camprn on 6/10/2014, 9:32 pm

@giant_trainer wrote:My 2 bell pepper plants look great.  About two feet tall and full of flowers but no peppers.  I have a banana pepper plant in the next box and it's producing.  What could be the problem?
The flowers need pollination and will grow peppers soon.

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Post  Pollinator on 6/11/2014, 9:29 am

@giant_trainer wrote:My 2 bell pepper plants look great.  About two feet tall and full of flowers but no peppers.  I have a banana pepper plant in the next box and it's producing.  What could be the problem?

Apparently one variety is more attractive to the bees than the other. You can wait for the bees, or you can hand pollinate. I don't know the resonant frequency of the blossoms, but tomatoes are Middle C, and that's close enough. I have a Middle C tuning fork that I use to pollinate my tomatoes. When the blossom is ready for pollination, the pollen will come spewing out, when the blossom stem is touched by a vibrating tuning fork. You can get them cheap on E-Bay. Good insurance.

Some folks tap on the flowers, and this may help, but a resonant vibration (just like a bee would do), is much more efficient.
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Post  giant_trainer on 6/11/2014, 7:31 pm

Well, that last comment was WAY over my head.  Guess I'll have to wait on the bees.   Shocked
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Post  camprn on 6/11/2014, 9:03 pm

@giant_trainer wrote:Well, that last comment was WAY over my head.  Guess I'll have to wait on the bees.   Shocked
when pollinator wrote about frequency resonance and flowers you'll have to look it up, but I think it has something to do with the vibration releasing pollen. This is one reason bees buzz when they are in flowers collecting pollen.

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Post  quiltbea on 6/11/2014, 9:10 pm

The easy solution.....Just tap your blossoms on the pepper plants every day or whenever you are in the garden.  Tomatoes and Peppers self-pollinate so they are easy to pollinate with just your fingers.
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Post  boffer on 6/11/2014, 9:13 pm

+1

It works for me in my bee-free greenhouse.
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Post  meatburner on 6/11/2014, 9:33 pm

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Post  walshevak on 6/12/2014, 8:53 am

I just thump the flower stems as I walk by.  Seems to be working.

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Post  Turan on 6/12/2014, 11:29 am

If my shaking the plant does not seem to be setting enough fruit I use an old electric toothbrush head.  It is amazing how much pollen poofs then, it is like the flowers shoot there pollen out in response to the thrum.

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