Pepper plant growing shrub‎ of the genus Capsicum, Pepper plant perennial evergreen but can grow also as annual plant and also used as ornamental 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.

Pepper plant fruits

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 Pepper plant growing and care:

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?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

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

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Burn above 44 C in full sun, Some Pepper plants are dangerous to children, Frost sensitive

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 grow 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 Pepper plant 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

Capsicum annuumSweet Pepper plant, Bell Pepper plant, Banana Pepper plant (wax), Cayenne Pepper plant, Jalapeno, Philtepin

Capsicum frutescens – Malagueta, Tabasco, Thai Pepper plants, piri piri, Malawian Kambuzi

Capsicum chinense – Naga, Habanero, Datil, Scotch bonnet

Capsicum pubescens – Rocoto Pepper plants, Manzano

Capsicum baccatum – aji Pepper plants, Bishop’s crown, Lemon drop

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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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