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growing peppers in the greenhouse
« on: July 07, 2017, 19:02 »
I've got about half a dozen strong pepper plants. They are now about 4ft tall and in large pots.  There are 2 Bullshorn, 2 Sigaretta, a Hot Black, Peach and a long red Marconi. (ok that's 7)  I have one good pepper on one of the Sigaretta and the others just seem to produce lots of flowers but no fruit coming yet.  Q1..... how big should i let the Sigaretta grow?  Does it stay green?  Q2 how to bring some of those flowers to fruiting?  Q3.... The Peach is way behind the others and about 10" tall, bushy and green, what is is likely to produce this year if anything?  Q4..... should i nip out the tops to stop further upward growth?  Q5..... should i be planning to over-winter them?  Apologies if I should have looked up correct spelling for names, hope you will recognise them!


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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 21:22 »
Can you put them outside so the pollinating insects can get to them, if they aren't getting into the greenhouse?
Mine are near the open doors and setting quite well.
Sigaretta (and all the others) will carry on growing and fruiting, as long as weather allows. It will gradually turn orangey and then red. I prefer them orangey, but have pickled them green in the past.

With a bit of luck the Hungarian Black wax will overwinter indoors, sometimes it has worked for me, sometimes it hasn't.
Most peppers are perennial so it would be worth trying the others as well, if you have space indoors or in a frost free greenhouse/conservatory.
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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 20:38 »
Thank you mumofstig for my latest lightbulb moment  :lol:

I have a chilli in a pot near to the greenhouse door, which has several large chillis on it.
I also have one in a grow bag  - tucked up in the corner with the cucumbers - which has no sign of any fruit.
Next year I will put them all by the door.

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 08:06 »
My greenhouse is at home in a garden where we have lots of flowers and so lots of insects flying around.  I plant marigolds in the tomato pots inside the greenhouse as well.

All my peppers and chillies have fruit forming and some are right down the end of the greenhouse.  If you are lacking pollinators a few flowers planted in and around the greenhouse could well help.

Nipping out does help to keep plants compact and encourage flowering and fruiting.  I'm also giving mine tomato feed.

Peppers can be late starters, especially the hot ones.  I have pretty much full sized fruit on the Pot Black, but only the first fruits just setting on others.  It depends on variety, but I've harvested crops as late as November in previous years.  It amazing how they cope with autumn weather given they are such divas earlier on in spring.  The plants look fairly tragic by them with leaves yellowing, but the crop ripens with a bit of protection :)

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 09:06 »
I have both sweet peppers and chillies in my new tunnel and despite there being little access for insects, a daily shake of the flowers has resulted in plenty of fruit on most plants.

(Same with the tomatoes)

Some just take longer than others to decide to flower, and as New Shoot commented, these are often the hotter varieties
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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 09:38 »
A pepper parade for comparison purposes.

The sweet ones : Lipstick, Supergreen and Amanda.

Lipstick loaded with green fruit, very compact grower
Supergreen - fewer fruit but loads more flowers yet, quite a tall grower
Amanda - compact grower and lagging behind a bit, but fruit forming now
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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 09:44 »
Hot peppers - loads of different stages here.  Hopefully you can see the first little green fruit on the peach pepper.

2 Pot Black plants loaded with purple fruits - compact grower
Peach pepper - dwarf plant, lots of flowers coming but few fruit so far
Albertos Locoto - tall plant just setting fruits
Trepadeira Werner - medium sized and again just setting fruits
Trinidad Perfume - has always been the slowest growing, but getting there.  These Scots Bonnet type chillies are wide spreading plants that ripen slowly.  Last time I grew one I got a massive crop late on in the year, so I have high hopes for this fruity flavoured but not hot variety  :)

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 10:00 »
Nice array there 😁



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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2017, 10:11 »
... and I have 8 crammed in the greenhouse, plus tomatoes :ohmy:  That should make mjg feel better about being a pepper addict :lol:

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2017, 10:21 »
... and I have 8 crammed in the greenhouse, plus tomatoes :ohmy:  That should make mjg feel better about being a pepper addict :lol:

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2017, 20:55 »
Not an addict really, I'm just so pleased to have had success with the seed sowing (thanks mainly to seed swaps) My son took half a dozen of various peppers etc. and his are out in the garden on a sunny patio, thicker stems and growing well but still only flowers so far.  Mine at home in the conservatory are actually beginning to show swellings of fruit on several now, including the hot black so feeling more hopeful now.  thanks for advice.

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 17:36 »
This seems the time to reveal the largest chilli I have ever seen! The variety is called Hangijiao1 (from China, need I say that?) and its ancestor 8 generations back went up to space as part of the Chinese programme.

They have ten different Hangijaio strains that come true now. I must admit I thought the photo with them was just a very close one. I have included my hand in this pic..MY hand, not my 4 yr old granddaughter's hand lol.. so you can see what I mean. There are only one or two fruits per plant so far, and I have no idea how hot they are, but wow!
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2017, 18:07 »
Wow indeed  :ohmy:

That is quite something  8)

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2017, 09:08 »
Wow indeed  :ohmy:

That is quite something  8)

Given their size they may be very mild, but they are certainly quite a sight 😅

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Re: growing peppers in the greenhouse
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 16:26 »
my pepper list :lol: :lol:
3 Jalapeno
3 Pusa Jwala
3 Ring of Fire
5 Thai demon (prik kee noo)
3 Lemon Aji
2 Yellow Fatalii
2 White Bhut Jlokia
2 Malaysian Goronong
2 Chocolate Trinidad Scorpion
3 Chinesse Dragon Back
& 100 toilet rolls in the fridge  :unsure:

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