My Chilli Plant Doesn't Bear Fruits
Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:12 PM
Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:31 PM
nutrient deficiency esp K (potassium) or Ca+
Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:51 AM
am no expert, but maybe the flowers were not pollinated? no harm trying to hand pollinate if the insects don't visit ur chillis. u can use ur fingertips or a small brush. pick up the pollen from one flower and transfer to another. do this for all the flowers. if it's a poliination problem, this should do it. oh, and dun forget to fert the plant. i use sheep dung. since i'm going to eat the chillis, didn't want to use anything that contains chemicals.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:13 AM
Try to water twice a day, chilli needs lots of water.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:19 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:54 AM
hand pollination? I tot chilli flowers are both male and female together?
Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:14 AM
and boon-kun, thanks for ur advice on chem or organic fert. still feel better if i use organic fert for things i wanna makan, kiasu lah :P/>
Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:41 PM
My purple chilli plants used to have lots of flowers but fruit setting was poor. I inspected the flowers carefully & noticed that some flowers didn't have any pollen. I would then pollinate those flowers that have pollen using my finger and use a cotton bud to transfer pollen to those flowers without pollen.
This post has been edited by Wisteria: 13 April 2009 - 12:43 PM
Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:01 AM
Make sure if you are planting any type of plants, pollination should be done properly as further activities are strongly depend on pollination part. When you plants producing flowers it means you are on right way to grow chillies as its source to produce fruits. Again concentrate on how best you are in pollination activity of respective chilly plant’s flowers. It works when several flowers get open, rub your finger around the center to pick up the pollen, and repeat a couple of times for all flowers. Pollen will move to the stamen and start producing fruits.
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This post has been edited by johnson smith: 30 November 2011 - 12:02 AM