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Sweet pepper 'Pimento Red Cheese'  

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

Pimento Red Cheese is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Sweet pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Pimento Red Cheese'. 'Pimento Red Cheese' is considered a heirloom cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red.

An heirloom pimento type of red sweet pepper sold by Baker Creek heirloom seeds

An annual/perennial, so it will last at least a year and up to several years in its native climate. Pimento Red Cheese is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric) with a erect-like habit.

Pimento Red Cheese Sweet pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Sweet pepper 'Pimento Red Cheese'

  • Full Sun

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  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pimento Red Cheese is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Pimento Red Cheese needs a potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Pimento Red Cheese from seed

Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Look to ensure a distance 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Pimento Red Cheese about 32 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Pimento Red Cheese

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pimento Red Cheese is a tender plant.

Harvesting Pimento Red Cheese

Sweet pepper 'Pimento Red Cheese' information

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Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Pimento Red Cheese'

Red Cheese, Heirloom Pimento

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