NFT Bell Peppers begin wrinkling/wilting day or two after harvest?
by Christopher Dotson
I am growing many things in my NFT Hydroponic system out here in Hawaii in a greenhouse with Poly lining for the roof, so it gets nice and hot inside the house. I do have tradewinds here however, I supplement airflow with fans to regulate temperature. My water source stays around 85F during day and night around 75. I am pleased with the nutrients I am using (General Hydroponics) Maxigrow, Floraboost, and Kool Bloom are the three I have been using in the system. After the long wait for these babies to set fruit that is nice and plump, ripe and harvestable- I am only getting about a day to four days of freshness once I harvest them. They begin to wrinkle very fast after I harvest. Any ideas to what may be causing this? I balance my ph daily as needed and keep my PPM around 150-200. Thoughts? or is this just normal...?
Ka'ala Low bearing Peppers form CTAHR of University of Hawaii's seed program.
Mahalo for any advice!