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Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety) (Pepper (any sweet or bell variety))

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skill rating
4 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety)

Other names

Pepper (any sweet or bell variety)

Genus

Capsicum Capsicum

Variety or Cultivar

C. annuum (any sweet or bell variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

C. annuum (any sweet or bell variety) are upright, bushy annuals or short-lived perennials with wide, ovate to lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and white flowers in summer followed by edible, rounded or flattened, green fruit ripening red, yellow, purple, or orange.


Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Blossom end rot Blossom end rot

General care

Pruning

Fertilization is essential, so never remove the male flowers. Harvest regularly to continue the production of fruit.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety) (Pepper (any sweet or bell variety)) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Containers, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Sow seeds in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot or start seed inside before last frost. Water regularly. Feed every two week with a general liquid fertiliser. 90 days to maturity.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety)

Other names

Pepper (any sweet or bell variety)

Genus

Capsicum Capsicum

Variety or Cultivar

C. annuum (any sweet or bell variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

C. annuum (any sweet or bell variety) are upright, bushy annuals or short-lived perennials with wide, ovate to lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and white flowers in summer followed by edible, rounded or flattened, green fruit ripening red, yellow, purple, or orange.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Blossom end rot

General care

Pruning

Fertilization is essential, so never remove the male flowers. Harvest regularly to continue the production of fruit.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Capsicum annuum (any sweet or bell variety) (Pepper (any sweet or bell variety)) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Containers, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Sow seeds in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot or start seed inside before last frost. Water regularly. Feed every two week with a general liquid fertiliser. 90 days to maturity.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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