Pepper plant growing shrub of the genus Capsicum, Pepper plant perennial evergreen but can grow also as annual plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, temperate or desert climate and also used as ornamental plant.
Flower color white cream or purple with 6 petals, the flowers small grow in clusters of 2-3 flowers.
Fruit color can be: red, green, purple, brown, yellow, orange, crimson, white, pink, mustard and more also the Pepper plant of can be in variety of shapes.
Pepper plant can be hot or sweet, for the hot, Pepper plant measure by scale of Scoville heat Units. Capsicum chinense Scoville heat unit is 0 – 2,200,000.
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Requirements for growing Pepper plant:
Warm weather, Moderate moist (depend on the variety there is species that like les or more) if the plant infected by aphid in the lower branches in the shadow, should cut the infected leaves, and clean
What is the best way to start growing Pepper plant:
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction in Pepper plant?
No, but it's possible
Difficulties/Problems with growing Pepper plant:
Burn above 44 C in full sun, Some Pepper plants are dangerous to children, Frost sensitive
When is the best time to plant a Pepper plant shrub:
Pests and diseases in Pepper plant:
Aphids, ants, Nematodes, Mites, Fungus
When is the best time to prune a Pepper plant shrub?
All year, in colder place before the winter
How to prune a Pepper plant:
Dead or Infected branches, branches that grow in cross ways
What is the size of a Pepper plant shrub?
0.3-1.4 M. 1-4.5 Ft.
Growth speed in Pepper plant:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Pepper plant Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Pepper plant:
Full Sun / in Warm climate almost Full sun
It is possible to grow Pepper plant indoor?
Growing Pepper plant is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Pepper plant bloom?
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 grow in groups of 2-3 flowers, with 6 petals, can be in the colors: white, cream or purple
Thinning / Deadheading of Pepper plant Blossom:
When the plants is not fully grow recommend to thinning
Pollination is done by:
Bees and other pollinators
Capsicum pubescens - Rocoto peppers, Manzano
Capsicum baccatum - aji peppers, Bishop's crown, Lemon drop
When does Pepper plant yield:
In sub/tropics climate can bloom all year in temperate climate the Spring / Summer
Pests or diseases in Pepper plant fruit:
Aphids, fungal, Sun burns
What can be done with big quantities of Pepper plant fruit?
Salad, Used for cooking, Medical uses, Herbs, Used for spreads, Pickle, Spices
Work requirements on the Pepper plant fruit:
Prune, if the plant attacked be aphids the fruit should be more exposure to the sun
How long does it take for a Pepper plant to bear fruit?
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Pepper?
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Pepper:
Spring / Autumn (in warm places) but can be all year
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
2-3 weeks sometimes less
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Pepper?
Put the cutting in water or in the ground
Sowing of Pepper:
No special requirement, easy to sow, some species can be more sensitive to moist and heat
Saving Pepper seeds until sowing:
Dry, room temperature, Require to check that the seed are ripen before saving them
Sowing season of Pepper:
Pepper plant spacing:
For relocation 3-5 cm or different pots, 20-50 cm depend on the species
How Deep Do You Plant A Pepper Seed?
Pepper seeding conditions:
Moist and Light soil,
Watering Pepper Seeds:
Average amount of water
Pepper germination time:
5-20 days can be sometimes more
Condition of Pepper sprout:
Moderate moist, some species are sensitive to moist,
Do Pepper seeds require burying?