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Small Chinenses

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So this has been bugging me for a while.
Every year since I started growing my Chinenses have put out loads and loads of tiny pods with some larger ones popping up now and again. Every other species grow nice big pods like I'd expect, it's only Chinenses that do this.
I know it's not a fertiliser or watering problem, since they're on the exact same as annuums etc, and they're kept in the same greenhouse.
Can anybody help me out?
In the pictures I've taken this years Fatalli, orange hab and reapers out the freezer and seperated what I'd deem a decent size from the tiny, tepin sized pods. The repears were especially bad, I'm holding the largest of the bunch.
My harvest would have been pretty awesome if they were all full sized. ImageImageImage

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Well I'd have been well happy to get that many pods, even if they are small.

Sorry, not experienced enough to give any useful suggestions. I know ChilliJez had large crops of tiny pods from one or two plants.

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I usually get a few small ones, to start with. I always assumed I should have picked them off. I don’t know why it does it, because most of them don’t have seeds, so wouldn’t be any help keeping the line alive. I can only assume it’s an environmental issue. Not enough heat or light or the hours of daylight possibly?


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Yeah, my guess is inconsistent light levels. There was a few scorching days this year, and I never used shade cloth which caused a good bit of scorch and wilting. Then there was mostly overcast and rain the rest of the season.
I'd just love some big golf ball sized beasts, that's not too much to ask!

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Hi, I had 4 nice looking scotch bonnets in a quadgrow last year. Early on loads of flowers most set but ended up with the largest being the size of a pea. :(
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Could it possibly be that Chinenses are more prone to pollination problems? I found this on a troubleshooting page
Fruit is normal-colored but small and flattened; there are few or no seed inside.

Pollination was poor or incomplete. Plant when the weather has warmed and insects are active. Attract bees and other pollinators to the garden. Increase pollination and fruit production by lightly tapping plants to make sure pollen is distributed.
Source: https://harvesttotable.com/pepper_troubleshooting/

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horsebones wrote:Could it possibly be that Chinenses are more prone to pollination problems? I found this on a troubleshooting page
Fruit is normal-colored but small and flattened; there are few or no seed inside.

Pollination was poor or incomplete. Plant when the weather has warmed and insects are active. Attract bees and other pollinators to the garden. Increase pollination and fruit production by lightly tapping plants to make sure pollen is distributed.
Source: https://harvesttotable.com/pepper_troubleshooting/
Very good find. That could be it

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http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cro ... 0816a1.htm

I found this article this morning which states that temps over 30 degrees leads to smaller apples.
I think I'll take the plants out the greenhouse more often this year, especially since its been scorching here for a month or so

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