Re: [gardeners] Re: Too hot for Peppers?

George Shirley (
Sun, 20 May 2001 11:45:34 -0500

The hotter it gets the better my hot chiles produce. As a matter of fact they
don't even start really producing until late July. The temps are usually triple
digit by then.

I've found the same problem with wintering over sweet chiles. I had a corno di
toro in the greenhouse all winter and the leaves fell off. It has about 10
leaves now and 10 fruit and it's been outside since mid-April.


bsk wrote:
> I am still learning lots about plants. Last year I learned that bell peppers
> do not like heat. In my far off garden of 2 miles or so they just started
> keeling over when the heat really started to come on here in central
> Oklahoma. There wasn't even a way of watering them there and the summer
> rains cut off on July 4 th. I dug them up and put them in large plastic pots
> and put them under a large oak tree with partial shade. I still couldn't
> keep up with the watering them! They wilted at the least amount of hot. I
> put them into more shade and they didn't wilt as often but then they didn't
> really produce either. They survived is about it. Just for kicks I wanted to
> see if they could make it in the winter protected. Sure enough they did. If
> I tried harder inside I might have gotten something out of them, but for me
> they just lost their leaves much like a dormant tree. This spring I started
> watering again and they leafed out. I don't know if I am going to even try
> to keep them going but it was a interesting experiment. Are other HOT pepper
> plants very much like this?
> Ranchmama
> Okie zone 7a