Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    coachman's Avatar
    coachman is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Fife
    Posts
    48

    Default pollination - chillies

    I have a healthy plant, producing flowers.

    Do I need to give a helping hand, for pollination ?

    Not too many flies around.

  2. #2
    Two_Sheds's Avatar
    Two_Sheds is offline Compost Everything...
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    windy east coast, sandy soil
    Posts
    30,989

    Default

    Chilli plants are self fertile and will generally pollinate themselves. However, if you want to give them a helping hand to ensure that lots of fruit are set indoors, use a cotton wool bud to gently sweep the inside of the flowers one after another, spreading the pollen as you go! Ready to Grow, Chilli Seeds, Tomato Seeds, Capsicum Seeds, Banana Seeds, Exotic Fruit Seeds

    This chap disagrees: Chili Peppers - Capsicum by the Chili Monster
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

  3. #3
    markwcel is offline Sprouter
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Posts
    233

    Default

    my wife gives them all a little tickle everyday...does no harm

  4. #4
    Arachne's Avatar
    Arachne is offline Sprouter
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    123

    Default

    My chilli's never managed the self-pollination thing - a bit of flowersex with a cotton bud and it's fruiting all over the place now.

  5. #5
    nerobot is offline Rooter
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    298

    Default

    Mine don't seem to be self polinating and so had a few flowers that didn't fruit. Been "hand polinating" for the past few days so hopefully should get some fruit soon.

    Steven

  6. #6
    zanussi101 is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    West Yorks
    Posts
    87

    Default

    when should the chillies appear? i've got quite a few flowers now and the first ones are dying off but i can't see any chillies yet...

  7. #7
    markwcel is offline Sprouter
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Posts
    233

    Default

    chilies will appear from the dying flower if they have been pollenated...we tickle ours

Similar Threads

  1. Pollination
    By Helgalush in forum New Shoots
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-05-2010, 10:32 PM
  2. Offered: chillies for .... different chillies!
    By Caro in forum The Seed Swap
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26-01-2010, 11:46 AM
  3. Apple Pollination
    By northepaul in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-11-2009, 08:03 PM
  4. pollination of veg
    By pumpkin cuddler in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-07-2009, 10:07 AM
  5. Pollination Advice
    By Loqueris in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-06-2008, 07:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts