Hot pepper plants

Asked July 6, 2020, 5:44 PM EDT

I have grown different verity of hot pepper plants in a container. My problem is that the out put of leaves very high then the fruit, what should I do to boost the out put of the fruit. I will wait for your expert advice Thanks

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- high yields from container chile pepper can be achieved by
1. giving each plant sufficient room. Serrano, Jalapeno, cayenne and similar size types need 5 gallons of growing mix and room to grow per plant. Scotch Bonnet, Habanero and other large types need even larger containers
2. Keep the root system moist and fertilize regularly with a complete fertilizer (contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) as needed and according to label instructions.
3. Remove flower buds, open flowers, and small fruits for the first 2-4 weeks after planting to help the plant develop a large root system that will result in more fruit later in the season.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/container-gardening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvnLRhrZuTM
Jon