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

olin (
Sun, 20 May 2001 17:17:13 -0700

There are also some sweet pepper types that hold up in the Phoenix AZ heat
nearly as wells as chile peppers.  Gypsy is very good as is Cubanelle.  Big
Bertha also holds up better than the California bell types.  -Olin

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Shirley" <>
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Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Re: Too hot for Peppers?

> The hotter it gets the better my hot chiles produce. As a matter of fact
> don't even start really producing until late July. The temps are usually
> 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.
> George
> bsk wrote:
> >
> > I am still learning lots about plants. Last year I learned that bell
> > do not like heat. In my far off garden of 2 miles or so they just
> > 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
> > 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.
> > put them into more shade and they didn't wilt as often but then they
> > 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.
> > I tried harder inside I might have gotten something out of them, but for
> > they just lost their leaves much like a dormant tree. This spring I
> > watering again and they leafed out. I don't know if I am going to even
> > to keep them going but it was a interesting experiment. Are other HOT
> > plants very much like this?
> >
> > Ranchmama
> > Okie zone 7a