The last crop of peppers from my Habaneros are coming in, and since we’re approaching winter I wanted ask if I should cut back the foliage on my plants at all. I live about 3 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, so frost is quite a rarity around here. Unless we get an unusual cold snap, the plants should survive over the winter. Any tips you might have about this would be most appreciated.
I winter-over chiltepins and rocotos in my greenhouse and leave the foliage on all winter. Then I prune them back in the spring and they do great. However, if you do get a frost that kills the leaves, do prune the plants back.