Pepper

Sweet pepper, Bell pepper, Chili pepper, Hot pepper

Capsicum annuum – Solanaceae

Description

Height – 15 to 36 inches
Spread – 24 inches
Root Depth – Most in the first 8 inches, some down to 4 feet
Hardiness – Very tender, cannot tolerate any frost
Exposure – Full Sun, needs 6 or more hours of sunlight per day

Planting

Depth – 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Extensive Spacing
  In Row – Spacing between plants within row in inches
  Between Rows – Spacing between rows in inches
Intensive Spacing – 1 plant per square foot

Direct Seed – Not usually direct seeded
  Spring – n/a
  Fall – n/a

TransplantComments
  Spring Inside – From 7 weeks before last expected frost to 3 weeks before last expected frost
  Spring Outside – From 1 week after last expected frost to 3 weeks after last expected frost
  Fall Inside – n/a
  Fall Outside – n/a

Succession – Not required

Requirements

Germination – 65°F to 85°F
Growth
  Soil – 60°F to 80°F
  Air – Day, 65°F to 85°F; Night, 60°F to 75°F
pH – 6.0 to 7.0
Watering – Moderate, 1″ per week
Fertilizer – Medium feeder, one main application of fertilizer and supplemental applications once every 4  weeks

Duration

Germination – 8 to 20 days
Maturity – 19 weeks
Harvest – Continuous until first frost

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