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    What are my peppers lacking?

    This is on a few of the jalapeno leaves.



    This is the ghost pepper. Thinking they may be missing some nutrient but need to know what. The jalapeno is blooming and bearing fruit no problem, the ghost pepper just started getting little blooms on it.

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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    IT'S LACKING PEPPERS

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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanfarmer
    IT'S LACKING PEPPERS
    The jalapeno has at least six of various sizes right now.
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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    I BET THEY WILL BLOSSOM END ROT IF YOU DON'T FIX IT, HURRY!

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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanfarmer
    I BET THEY WILL BLOSSOM END ROT IF YOU DON'T FIX IT, HURRY!
    But there is no sign of this on any of the fruit, just a few leaves.
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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    I see possible signs of at least 5 deficiencies, but the main one causing the crinkled leaf and the abnormal leaf growth is likely calcium. For these "hybrid" species it requires A LOT MORE than lesser species, and by lesser I obviously mean less manly like that weak Jalapeno. I eat Jalapenos for breakfast! Wait, I really do... Anyway... Dissolve some crushed eggshells in vinegar and keep adding eggshells until they don't disappear anymore (this will get the pH to about 8, which is fine). Check my guide on the magazine page for info and video. Or just buy that stuff they sell for tomatoes for blossom end rot (it's liquid calcium usually). I always throw some Epsom salt in too. If you're in a pinch, you can just add a little Epsom salt and you will see some immediate improvement. The damaged leaves will remain damaged, but the new foliage will grow properly.

    P.S. Immediate in plant years means a few days to see it turn around...

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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    Here are a couple of pics of my girly peppers. I don't see anything wrong with them but hey, I might be wrong on what they are, that's why we ask you. Also question about bringing ph up too quick and it's adverse affects on tropical fish and no, I don't know what the exact reading is at the moment, bad me. Did see some pepper articles but must have missed the video, obviously not my day. Anyway, thanks for answers.

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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    The top one looks like it may be more of a banana pepper, but the bottom picture looks like it might turn into those long red cayenne peppers. Fruit deformity could present due to deficiency, but maybe not. I don't think it's Jalapeno though. I am so jealous; I wish I had some peppers on the vine. I planted out my peppers late this season...

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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    Both of those pics are of different peppers on the same plant. I know I didn't plant any banana peppers, don't have the seeds. Do on the other hand have cayenne. Guess I should not have lost track of what was what while sick.
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    Re: What are my peppers lacking?

    Yea, I figured that, but it looks different. Maybe a trick of the light? The top one has no clear tip and shows signs of lobing on the fruit, which is not present in any cayenne strain I've grown. Bananas and cayennes have similar leaves too, but yea, it's definitely a cayenne then. Very cool, these are really great to have around!

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