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May 16, 2011 8:45 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Peppers can be grown for a couple years if they're protected from freezing. I'm not sure what the longest possible lifespan is, most people seem to only keep them for a second year.

I haven't heard of picking the first pepper specifically, but like with many veggies, keeping the mature fruits harvested regularly lets the plant devote energy to making more.

When you say you get low yield, where does the problem start? Does the plant put on enough foliage, flowers, baby fruits that don't mature? Do you grow them in full sun?

I stopped growing in containers due to water stress - they got too dried out in the sun. But they seemed not to be hurting for space, just water.

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