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do chili flowers self-pollenate?

Derbyshire, United Kingdom Gb

I'm delighted that my chili plants, grown from seed and living on my bedroom window-sill, have produced flowers. One or two have dropped off, but, looking to the future, do they self-pollenate to produce the peppers, or do they need insects to help?



I just treat them like tomatos .. . . . as you walk by them say once every few days give the cane thats holding em up a few taps or give the plant a few shakes gently though ,thats all I ever do and get chillies all the time.

20 Jul, 2009


I am growing chillies, also from seed, for the first time & have two big plants on my kitchen windowsill. Ignorance is bliss! I didn't even think about pollination but there are lots of flowers and several chillies. So yours should be fine!

20 Jul, 2009


Thanks Mac and Sal. I'll let you know how they get on. Its fascinating because it was a 'mixed' packet and the plants are now growing and flowering in different ways. Can't wait to see what fruit will mature.

20 Jul, 2009

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