Chili pepper 'pimientos dulce'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'pimientos dulce'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that pimientos dulce is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. pimientos dulce needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing pimientos dulce from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing pimientos dulce about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting pimientos dulce

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

Harvesting pimientos dulce