Pepper - Sweet Stat Summary
Plant Spacing: 12-22" (304-558 mm)
Row Spacing: 24-30" (609-762 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/2" (12 mm)
Plants Per Person: 4
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F (21-29°C)
Days to Emergence: 8-20
Recommended Soil PH:
Seed Indoors: 10 weeks before transplanting
Earliest Outdoor Planting: After Last Frost
Can direct seed outdoors
Can seed indoors
Planting Pepper - Sweet
Sow seeds indoors in a sterile seedling mix at 1/2 inch deep in a divided nursery tray. Once the seedlings have a set of real leaves, re-pot into a 3 inch pot. Seedlings need plenty of light and a good liquid fertilizer solution applied.
Peppers do NOT grow in cool soil; transplant into your garden during the first half of June or when the soil is consistently warm. Soil should be rich and well supplied with nitrogen to help the plants grow well during their first 6 weeks in the garden. Set the plants 12 to 22 inches apart in rows 24 to 30 inches apart.
Growing Pepper - Sweet
Pepper plants need a steady supply of water for a strong yield. Use a ground mulch to keep soil warm, maintain even moisture and control weeds. When plants start to flower and set fruit, feed every two weeks with a liquid feed around each plant.
Harvesting and Storing Pepper - Sweet
Harvest when fruits are fully grown but still firm and crisp. Snap fruit off by hand, being careful not to break branches or damage plants. Peppers can be stored at 45-50 degrees with 95% humidity.
Pepper - Sweet Insect and Disease Information
Bacterial Leaf Spot can be minimized by using drip irrigation, mulch around plants and proper plant spacing to ensure adequate air flow. Staking plants can also help airflow.
Pepper - Sweet Yield Information
No yield information for Pepper - Sweet.
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