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Old 15-11-2007, 11:10 PM posted to triangle.gardens
Craig Watts Craig Watts is offline
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Default peppers just now producing...

Anne Lurie wrote:
I'd be more inclined to attribute the late development to some rain after a
long drought. (I'm not sure where you are, but we got 6" of rain in two
days so I suddenly had blooms on 2 of my Encore azaleas -- a bit ironic,
considering how many of my other azaleas died because of the drought.)

I'm surprised that any pepper buds survived the cold temperatures, though!
But if you have the time, you might try digging up a plant or two, putting
it in a container and bring it in so you can brag about having peppers for


"ncstockguy" wrote in message

We bought and planted a couple of pepper plants from Lowes last May.
The plants seemed be healthy but did not produce all summer. I was
out doing a little pre winter maintenance work the other day and
noticed they have a bunch of small peppers coming on now.. mid
November. Anyone else have peppers that did this? I am wondering if
Lowes was selling the wrong variety for this climate.... Usually we
get peppers by early July.

I bring 3 to 5 pepper plants every winter in the house to
over winter. Works quite well. My Tabasco Plant in the
garden this year is 3 years old and 7' tall this year. He
won't be coming back in. (I've since learned to prune prune

3 Habanero plants are bucketed right now and in the garage
for the night before they are brought in the house.

I had some Red Savina Habaneros years ago go 3 to 4 years.
The best years are definitely 2nd and 3rd.