Bell pepper growing shrub‎ of the genus Capsicum also known as Sweet pepper, Bell pepper perennial evergreen but can grow also as annual plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, temperate or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial 2+ as annual.

Flower color white cream or purple with 6 petals, the flowers small grow in clusters of 2-3 flowers.

Bell pepper fruits

Fruit color can be: green, purple, yellow, red, orange or brown. Scoville heat units is 0

Bell pepper for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Bell pepper growing and care:

Warm weather, if plant infected by aphid in the lower branches in the shadow, should cut the infected leaves

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s possible

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Burn above 40 C in full sun, Frost sensitive, too much moist

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants, Nematodes, Mites, Fungus

Pruning season:
All year, in colder place before the winter

How to prune:
Dead or Infected branches, branches that grow in cross ways

Size of the plant?
0.3-1.4 m, 12-56 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / in Warm climate almost Full sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
In sub/tropics climate can bloom all year in temperate climate the Spring / Summer. In 45-70 it’s start to bloom

General information about the flower
Small flowers grows in groups of 2-3 flowers, with 6 petals, can be in the colors: white, cream or purple

Thinning the bloom:
When the plants is not fully grow recommend to thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinators

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
In sub/tropics climate can bloom all year in temperate climate the Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, fungal, Sun burns

What can be done with big quantities of Bell pepper fruits?
Salad, Used for cooking, Medical uses, Herbs, Used for spreads, Pickle, Spices

Work requirements on the fruit:
Prune, if the plant attacked be aphids the fruit should be more exposure to the sun

How long does it take to bear fruit?
60-90 days

Subspecies

California Wonder – green to red
Golden yellow bell pepper –yellow, sub species of California wonder
Sweet Chocolate (Chocolate Beauty) – green to brown
Purple beauty – bell pepper in purple –black color
Chinese giant – green, red big fruits
Roumanian rainbow – yellow, red, orange, purple
Mini bell pepper – small yellow, red, orange
Coral bell pepper – yellow-orange big fruits

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
No special requirement

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, room temperature, Require to check that the seed are ripen before saving them

Sowing season:
Spring

Planting spacing:
For relocation 3-5 cm or different pots, 20-50 cm depend on the species

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist and Light soil,

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-20 days can be sometimes more

Condition of seedling:
Moderate moist, some species are sensitive to moist,

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Stems, Cutting

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Autumn (in warm places) but can be all year

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
2-3 weeks sometimes less

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Put the cutting in water or in the ground

Scientific name:

Capsicum annuum

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