Sweet Peppers

When is the best time to stop sweet peppers producing could I pinch the tops out,and can remove some of the leaves to encourage ripening some ideas would be helpful, they are all in a cool greenhouse.

Thanks Peter



  • Well mine are flowering and growing into little peppers,must not over water or get to chilly,ventilation  important .  I have not pinched out the tops  but you could if you think they are getting to lanky and tall.I don't remove the leaves unless they are turning yellow or look manky.image

  • Peter HewittPeter Hewitt Posts: 81

    Thanks flowering rose I saved my own seed from some bell and the long peppers they are getting rather long and the bell peppers  are big but no sign of ripening.

    Peter Hewitt

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    They need warmth to ripen, Peter, the more the better. What sort of temps are you getting? Including overnight?

  • Peter HewittPeter Hewitt Posts: 81

    Thanks Italophile the temps in the daytime kept around 80 degrees f at night it will drop to around 50 degrees f the beef stake toms are ripening well next to them.

    Regards Peter

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    If the toms are ripening, the peppers won't be far behind. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,492

    There are some bell peppers which stay green when ripe, too..

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Peter HewittPeter Hewitt Posts: 81

    I know Bob but mine are mostly the long peppers I have one bell pepper plant, they are all grown from seed I saved from peppers I have bought from Lincoln Market they are doing very well but I wish they would hurry up and ripen it's getting alot colder at night here.

    Thanks Bob


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