I am perhaps too pretentious when I grow my hot chili from Trinidad Tobago?

tempI am trying to to the extent that it is possible to emulate my plants natural growing environment in terms of temperature, etc.. If we take the temperature of Trinidad Tobago so below the link +20
degrees at night any time of the year, hot and lovely climate certainly think we northerners and it seems to me chilisorterna from there with.


What happens to these plants if we give them a night temperature below 16 degrees? According to the information I received so it negatively affects plants, Yes they do not die of it but they are not as good, the flowers utveckals worse and as a result, the availability of fruits will be much worse.

The conclusions I draw from this info, these tropical chilisorter feel better to get each
remain indoors during the much lights until we get warmer nights, Yes, the temperature should not be less than 16 degrees

I asked Judy at PepperLover, United States who have cultivated these hot varieties for many years

Thank you for the reply and feedback.
Peppers love heat they hate cold weather the best temperature is when it is over 60-62F in night time they will grow faster and produce bigger crop now they will still give you some pods at lower temperature but they grow slow and produce less pods if the temperature is lower than 60F

Culturally Peppered


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7 Responses to I am perhaps too pretentious when I grow my hot chili from Trinidad Tobago?

  1. Mats says:

    My plants (even chinense varieties) is already in the open air, IE not in greenhouse, and have made it a couple of weeks already, except that I've taken them during the nights where the temperature falls below zero degrees. It is of course quite extreme. They like the otherwise heat, just as you write. The reason I do this is that I want to contribute to lååååååång term to produce cultivars that work to grow outdoors in Sweden, both in the sense that I am interested to find out which varieties are already resistant to such treatment, but also in that rough treatment creates a natural selection which could ultimately give locally adapted chilisorter for northern climates, Although this adaptation may be quite marginal unless one cultivates a lot of years God's. Half of the plants are really crummy of this treatment, of course, but some seem to not take that bad in itself as you'd think. Some pieces are dead.

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Mats!

      Well I know that you can harden the plants by exposing it to cold temperatures,
      but I also know that if you're going to do that so it is important not to expose the harmful temperatures. I do not think it is possible to soften the heat consuming Capsicum chinense so they can withstand sortena. our chilly spring and fall climate.

      Plant hormone “ABA” plays a role in the resistance to low temperatures and how to get it to increase, I have no idea.

      Good luck with your experiment!

      • Mats says:

        A Chinense-variety that excels when it comes to clear cold good is Aji Brown, I've noticed. Clear difference vis-à-vis other Chinense varieties that I cultivated.

        It makes me not so much about plants growing only marginally during the colder temperatures, for a small idea they still grow, especially when it comes to roots. Then when the temperatures rising so get these plants quickly because they are already well rooted in the earth so at least some of it to “lost” by not having them warm from the beginning to get back when the heat comes. In addition, can the roots grow deeper down in the soil for planting out a bit “too early”, so if there will be a very hot and dry summer has still roots a good bit down into the Earth where there is more moisture, which means that you don't have to water the plants so much either, If it does not get completely extremely dry and hot. On the whole, my culture is pretty much about not having to spend so much work on the cultivation, one can say. This year I have tried to put out about 200 small flat-plugs directly into your garden plot (yesterday) with filter cloth on top to see how plants can take as. Instead of a few large plants can run many small (in view of the fact that it has fewer seats outdoors than indoors in General).

        But of course you will get better results if you grow in greenhouse, with plant lighting, and provides customized nutrition and so on. That I really don't try to deny. 🙂

        • Stig Häggkvist says:

          Hi Mats!
          Glad you are trying to grow chili peppers in the ground here in Sweden for the few who succeeded in. Now I do not know what it is for varieties you grow, but if it is tex. C. chinense varieties so I think it will be difficult to succeed without coverage of the plants when they are very heat intensive. A problem that is going to stand up at a time when it is still cold in the Earth “Cold feet and hot head” When chiliplantor is in cold soil so roots grow very sämmre and become quite inactive and this reduces the utaget of nutrition, then arise several problems for the plant if it is hot above ground. To a heat-intensive chiliplanta to develop good, certain criteria must be met and they are very difficult to achieve this in the open air in our northern climate and that is why it is easier to manage in greenhouse, indoors, etc.. where we reasonably can mimic the plant's natural environment.

          Good luck with your outdoor cultivation and please tell me how it goes in the future.

  2. Niklas Gunnar Solstickan Malmberg says:

    All of a sudden I feel miniväxthuset I bought into the living room even better. Every time Yes pulling up the zipper to check to get Yes a small värmepust in the face, so there it is probably hot and good, driving those who do not come up and those who have come up but still not being planted if there, as a gro-station. 🙂

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Niklas Gunnar!
      Yes there are happy they probably excellent, they would of course be nice and warm!

      • Niklas Gunnar Solstickan Malmberg says:

        Looked right to dom, in just 2 days, my Serrano Tampiqueño drawn on almost 2 centimeters to, so quick, they were not before the greenhouse. 🙂 Mycket grönare åsså! Hope it works just as well for physalisarna that are in the same breeding station. 🙂

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