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Sweet Pepper in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Capsicum annuum

 

Sweet Pepper

Sweet Peppers, which are, strictly speaking fruit (as they contain seeds) but are used as a vegetable, are small, upright bushes of varying sizes, with glossy, dark green leaves. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) colour, while the stem is densely branched and up to 60cms (24 in) tall. The fruit start green, and ripen to red, orange or yellow.

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plant Features
  • Sweet Pepper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sweet Pepper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sweet Pepper is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Sweet Pepper likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Sweet Pepper

Latin name

Capsicum annuum

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sweet Pepper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sweet Pepper is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Sweet Pepper likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Sweet Pepper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sweet Pepper is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Capsicum annuum

Sweet Peppers, which are, strictly speaking fruit (as they contain seeds) but are used as a vegetable, are small, upright bushes of varying sizes, with glossy, dark green leaves. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) colour, while the stem is densely branched and up to 60cms (24 in) tall. The fruit start green, and ripen to red, orange or yellow.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown peppers in the greenhouse border when large enough to handle, about 2ft between plants, and water them in thoroughly, making sure you water below the leaves, as water on the leaves can cause them to rot.

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed thinly in divided trays or individually in pots, in early Spring under glass in heat (they need a temperature of around 18 - 20 degs.C to germinate). Germination usually takes 7 - 10 days. Plant out in greenhouse border when risk of frost is passed.

 
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