Questions tagged: capsicum

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Sylvia
Answer: Hi Sylvia, hard to say without lots more information about growing conditions and what fertilising you have done, how old the plant is etc. Most li...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: capsicum
Answered: 08:16AM, 04 Dec 2009
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Alison
Answer: Hi Alison, The flowers sometimes will abort if they have not been pollinated. Have you seen many bees around – they tend to dislike really ho...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: capsicum
Answered: 02:59PM, 13 Dec 2011
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Julie-Ann
Answer: Hi Julie-Ann, You have done very well growing the capsicum plants for 12 months. Normally capsicums grow for one season – produce the fruit a...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: capsicum
Answered: 04:06PM, 03 Jan 2012
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Kerrie
Answer: Hi Kerrie, I don’t think there is any need to worry about the black patches at the fork of the stems on your caspsicum, this is just a natura...
Answered: 12:04PM, 12 Jan 2012
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Judy
Answer: Hi Judy, Broad mites feed on the lower surfaces of young, soft leaves which cause the leaves to curl and twist. Growth is usually stunted and buds ...
Category: Diseases
Tags: capsicum, Mites
Answered: 04:02PM, 18 Jan 2012
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sam
Answer: Hi Sam, The capsicums may have had mites or sap sucking insects when they were small and this has resulted in small stunted fruit. If the weather ...
Category: Diseases
Tags: capsicum
Answered: 03:24PM, 13 Feb 2012
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solav
Answer: Hi Solav, The leaves show the beginning of target spot disease which is prevalent in warm, moist weather. This disease can be controlled using cop...
Category: Diseases
Tags: capsicum
Answered: 10:05AM, 30 Oct 2012
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Vera
Answer: Hi Vera, There is a caterpillar called a cutworm that hides during the day and emerges at night to nip off seedlings at ground level. Spray with Su...
Category: Pests
Tags: capsicum
Answered: 01:13PM, 30 Oct 2012
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Helen
Answer: Hi Helen, Capsicum are a warm season crop and seedlings can be planted out in September to enable you to harvest a crop in December. A further crop...
Answered: 01:03PM, 13 Feb 2013
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BETTY
Answer: Hi Betty, Have you noticed any fruit fly larvae inside the capsicum? Or any evidence of caterpillars droppings. Yates Insect and Mite Killer (Nat...
Category: Pests
Answered: 03:55PM, 30 Dec 2013
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Alice
Answer: Leaf curl in peppers is usually caused by water stress or sucking insects in the plant. You may have a sucking insect such as aphids or thrip. The...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 09:42AM, 13 Mar 2015
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Ashraf
Answer: This problem is consistent with fruit fly larvae. Unfortunately there isn’t much you can do once they are in the fruit. You can prevent the i...
Answered: 11:20AM, 31 Mar 2015
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Betty
Answer: It sounds like you have a fruit fly problem. You can control fruit by using Natures Way Fruit Fly Control. This product contains a bait and an inse...
Answered: 12:08PM, 27 Apr 2015
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Katrina
Answer: Capsicums are a great plant for the veggie patch. It looks like you might have a little trouble with blossom end rot. This is usually the result of...
Answered: 10:43AM, 29 Dec 2015
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ken
Answer: Capsicums are a tasty addition to the vegetable garden. It’s hard to say the exact cause of your problem. Depending on which variety you are growin...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: capsicum, fruit
Answered: 08:41AM, 05 Feb 2016
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Patricia
Answer: Hi Patricia, Thank you for contacting us regarding your vegetable problem. The rot woulds like a disease called Blossom end rot, which is very comm...
Answered: 12:09PM, 19 Feb 2016
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Pete
Answer: Hi Pete, Thanks for the photo. This kind of leaf curling is generally due to water stress. This can be caused by a lack of water or by a sap suckin...
Category: General
Answered: 08:18AM, 22 Apr 2016
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Alison
Answer: Hello Alison, While you might get a limited crop from these plants, we would recommend removing them and planting unrelated species in that part of...
Answered: 01:26AM, 12 Sep 2016
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Akram
Answer: Hi Akram, Thank you for contacting Yates regarding your tomatoes, what happens is that the supply of calcium is not adequate to form the fruit prop...
Answered: 09:58AM, 14 Oct 2016