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  • 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
    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.

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    • #3
      my wife gives them all a little tickle everyday...does no harm

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          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
          http://www.geocities.com/nerobot/Bir...shingThumb.jpg

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          • #6
            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...

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            • #7
              chilies will appear from the dying flower if they have been pollenated...we tickle ours

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