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Purple Bell Pepper in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Capsicum

 

Purple Bell 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. There are also just a very few varieties that are purple-skinned (the flesh of purple-skinned varieties is green) Varieties include 'Lilac' and 'Purple Belle'

 
plant Features
  • Purple Bell Pepper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Purple Bell Pepper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Purple Bell Pepper likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Purple Bell Pepper

Latin name

Capsicum

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Purple Bell Pepper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Purple Bell Pepper likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Purple Bell 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 Purple Bell Pepper is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Capsicum

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. There are also just a very few varieties that are purple-skinned (the flesh of purple-skinned varieties is green) Varieties include 'Lilac' and 'Purple Belle'


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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