Peppers, Pollination,

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  1. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    I was wondering if peppers required pollination from bees?
    Also, will yellow jackets, hornets and wasps pollinate stuff? We seem to be really low on bees this year, maybe because of the weather.
     
  2. Paquebot

    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    Peppers do not need insect pollination. Despite that, they will readily cross with other peppers of their own type.

    Any insect that visits flowers is able to pollinate them. That includes ants, aphids, wasps, flies, and all bees from the tiniest sweat bee on up to bumblebees. Some are just more efficient than others.

    Martin
     

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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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