Thinning pepper fruit?


#1

Is it advisable to do this? I have a lot of sweet bell peppers, lots of small ones I know the stem can’t carry them all.


#2

We pick some of our small ones and eat them to give the larger ones room to grow. The peppers can dwarf the plant also if you leave them all on.


#3

I see, that’s good to know. Most have bug holes as well. Is it worth the trouble to pick all these off, or do the plants self thin and stop sending energy to damaged fruit?


#4

Peppers will only produce what their root system will allow them as soon as you start to pick the fruit off it will start to flower again.