What has happened to this pepper?


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I admit, the pot it's in is too small for the plant to grow much more but the plant behind this one (in same size pot) is greener and the peppers are doing fine. This plant is light green and this is the only pepper growing this way-the others on this plant are dark green and growing down as they should.
I dont want to pick it out of curiosity but also dont want it taking from the other peppers.20190711_072347.jpg
 
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Light green color is a sign of chlorosis, probably either nitrogen or iron. The pot is so small that the nutrients have leached out during watering. The dark green plant will soon start to yellow also.
 
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Light green color is a sign of chlorosis, probably either nitrogen or iron. The pot is so small that the nutrients have leached out during watering. The dark green plant will soon start to yellow also.
Do you think it's too late to transplant into a larger pot? Or even in the ground? how risky is it to transplant when a plant is growing fruit?
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Do you think it's too late to transplant into a larger pot? Or even in the ground? how risky is it to transplant when a plant is growing fruit?
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No, it's not too late. As for having fruit on the plant if you are careful and gentle while repotting, the plant probably will show no effect of being transplanted. Transplant shock usually occurs by things like transplanting into direct sunlight or some dramatic change in the plants environment. You could transplant into the ground but will probably be better off by transplanting into a larger container. By doing this you will be able to enjoy peppers throughout the fall and winter.
 
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No, it's not too late. As for having fruit on the plant if you are careful and gentle while repotting, the plant probably will show no effect of being transplanted. Transplant shock usually occurs by things like transplanting into direct sunlight or some dramatic change in the plants environment. You could transplant into the ground but will probably be better off by transplanting into a larger container. By doing this you will be able to enjoy peppers throughout the fall and winter.
Thanks so much for your advise!
 
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It seems to be the case that, at least to some extent, peppers' growth is inhibited by the size of the pot they're in.
Although like Chuck, I'd advise you to move them to a larger pot, how much larger depends on how you want to keep them.
If you provide nutrients, but keep them in that pot, they'll be severely dwarfed and will produce very few fruit. On the other hand, if you put them in the ground, they'll attempt to reach full genetic potential, both for size and fruit numbers, until frost or disease get them.
If you have room to take at least one indoors, I'd recommend putting them in 20-25cm pots (8-10") as a reasonable compromise, to avoid frost, WHICH WILL KILL THEM.
I recommend Chuck's advice as the best course of action, but wanted you to know all your options.
In any case, fertilise with a gp fertiliser, like pelleted chicken manure or fish, blood and bone, and drench the soil with dilute Epsom salts 1/2 dessertspoon per litre of water.

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