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Sweet pepper care instructions

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

All care instructions and information about Sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Sweet pepper annual or perennial?
Annual
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Sweet pepper?
Easy 2/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Sweet pepper grow into?
Climbing
Hardiness How frost hardy is Sweet pepper?
Tender
Country of Origin Where did Sweet pepper come from?
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Mature Height How tall does Sweet pepper grow?
55.0 cm / 1.79 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Sweet pepper grow?
30.0 cm / 11.7 inches
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Sweet pepper grow best in?
Zone 4 to Zone 11
pH Range The level of acidity for Sweet pepper.
5.5 - 7.5
Water Requirements How much water does Sweet pepper require?
Medium
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Sweet pepper need?
Medium
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Sweet pepper in?
Potting Mix / Loam / Silt
Sun How much sunlight does Sweet pepper need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Sweet pepper be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Sweet pepper?
0.64 cm / 0.25 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Sweet pepper?
2.5 cm / 0.98 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Sweet pepper?
60.96 cm / 1.98 feet
Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Sweet pepper need in order to germinate?
20°C / 68°F to 30°C / 86°F
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Sweet pepper in?
15°C / 59°F to 25°C / 77°F
Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Sweet pepper seedlings.
45.0 cm / 1.46 feet
Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Sweet pepper seedlings.
60.0 cm / 1.95 feet
Bloom Time When will Sweet pepper bloom?
Early Summer
Harvest Time When is Sweet pepper ready for harvest?
Mid Summer
Pruning Time When should I prune Sweet pepper?
Mid Summer