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Sweet pepper
Sweet pepper Bell pepper
Red, yellow and green sweet bell peppers
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Capsicum
Synonyms
Capsicum
Pepper
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 18°C (64°F)
Max germination temp: 32°C (90°F)
Germination time: 10 days
Time to transplanting: +22 days
Time to harvesting: +81 days
Mature height: 55cm (21½in)
Mature spread: 30cm (12in)
Soil type: Loam
Ideal pH range: 5.5 - 7.5
Sow depth: ½cm (¼in)
Sow spacing: 2½cm (1in)
Growing plant spacing: 45cm (18in)
References: [1][2]
Hardiness Zones
Ideal Hardiness Zones
· · · · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ·

Sweet pepper is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Cultivars of the plant produce Vegetable in different colors, including red, yellow and orange. The Vegetable is also frequently consumed in its unripe form, when the Vegetable is still green. Peppers are native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Pepper seeds were later carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread to other European, African and Asian countries. Today, Mexico remains one of the major pepper producers in the world.

PlannerEdit

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow (indoors for greenhouse crop)
Transplant (greenhouse)
Sow (indoors for outdoor crop)
Transplant (outdoors, under glass)
Harvest

GrowingEdit

LocationEdit

Outdoors

Choose a sunny, sheltered site with well-drained, fertile soil.

SoilEdit

Outdoors

Add a general-purpose fertiliser before planting.

Greenhouse

Grow in 23cm (9in) pots filled with compost or in grow bags with a maximum of 3 per bag.

SowingEdit

Raise seedlings under glass at 15-21°C (60-70°F). Sow two seeds in a compost-filled peat pot - remove the weaker seedling once they have both emerged.[2] Plants may need to be re-potted in several stages before transplanting.

Outdoors

Harden plants off outdoors before transplanting.

TransplantingEdit

Outdoors

Cover soil with a cloche two weeks before planting to warm the soil.

Upturn pots and retain the root ball. Transplant into pre-made holes the size of the pots and cover and firm the roots with soil. Leave 48cm (18in) between plants. Cover with cloches.

AftercareEdit

Mist plants to keep down red spider mite and encourage Vegetable to set.

Support once the stems grow tall enough.

Do not pinch out the growing tip as with cordon tomatoes.

HarvestingEdit

Pick as required. Chillies will usually change colour as they ripen. The longer they are left on the plant, the hotter they tend to become.

TroublesEdit

Full troubles list: Pepper troubles

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sweet pepper. myfolia.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-01.
  2. a b Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 39. ISBN 9780903505468
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C. chinense Aji brown · Ají dulce · Aji umba · Antillais caribbean · Australian lantern · Belize sweet · Carmine · Carolina yellow · Charapita · Chichen itza · Chocolate habanero · Fatalii · Fogoso · Habanero · Golden habanero · Habanero little finger · Hot paper lantern · Jamaican hot chocolate · Limo · Luciferino · Madame Jeanette · Naga jolokia · Orange plum · Peach habanero · Red mushroom · Red savina · Safi · Scotch bonnet · Scotch bonnet yellow · Tazmanian · Trinidad seasoning · White habanero
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C. praetermissum Cumari
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Peppers by Scoville rating: · (1) 0-100 · (2) 101-500 · (3) 501-2,500 · (4) 2,501-10,000 · (5) 10,001-30,000 · (6) 30,001-50,000 · (7) 50,001-100,000 · (8) 100,001-350,000 · (9) 350,001-2,000,000

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