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How long to pepper plants last?

Fort Myers, FL(Zone 10a)

I know stupid question. I have 4 plants that have lasted since last April and I now have about 12 plants that are 10" tall and are starting to flower and 3 that have 3" fruit so far on them.

1) Is it too young to let these little guys start producing fruit. They are Hungarian semi-hots.
They look so small with these fruit on them like they will topple over.

2) How long to these plants last? Till something kills them or will they just stop producing or produce forever ???

3) I have an Aniheim (? spelling) and this was the only one I bought as a seedling from a store. I planted it in September and fruit galore but I thought it said semi-hot pepper but it is as sweet as can be. Looks like all the pics etc... i let one get completly red to see if it would spice it up more but nope. sweet as can be. :(

Thanks for any info

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

I have an Ornamental Sweet Cherry Pepper that is going on 5 years. Still producing like crazy, too, and having babies galore. We keep it inside in a sunny window late September through April, and it seems happy as can be!

Haven't had such luck with the others. Will be interested in seeing what some of your neighbors have to say!

Los Angeles, CA(Zone 10a)

Pepper plants last as long as you take care of them. I have had the same jalapeno plant for 3 years now, and its still doing fine. I trimmed off all the branches and leaves, and now I have new leaves growing all over, so I'm thinking this year it will just be bigger and better.


Turlock, CA(Zone 9a)

I have a 'Tequila Sunrise' that I started from seed last year.The darn thing is still in it's 1 g. pot against a South wall putting out peppers! Gotta love plants ;)

Fort Myers, FL(Zone 10a)

Thats funny Kimmers.

You do gotta love em....

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