RE: [CH] Red Savinas

marxman (
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 09:08:21 +0200

> I vaguely remember some similar posts but bear with me.  One day
> after I put my pepper seedlings (grown from seed since early
> March) out to harden at a balmy 72, 7 out of 10 red savina
> plants turned white and limp and were dead within 2 days.  What
> caused this?  A couple of other varieties showed a little stress
> but recovered quite well.

	Guys, does this sound like sun-scald to you? I have had similar problems
with tomatoes and peppers in the past if they went out in too direct light
too fast.... and I also almost lost a couple of azaleas this spring to the
same problem. I think it's not a question of too warm but too much UV too
fast.... correct me if'n I'm wrong here, I could use the info for sure....
> I'm tempted to order some Red Savina plants from Cross Country
> Nurseries right away but by the time I get them, it will be well
> into June.  Those plants are usually large and healthy but I'm
> not sure I can get a harvest by late September in Massachusetts.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks
> Jeffro

	Why not bring them plants  indoors for ripening? A sunny spot might just do