Sweet pepper 'California Wonder'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

How to grow Sweet pepper 'California Wonder'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

If a frost is predicted, pick all fruit and place indoors for the fruit to ripen more fully. You can freeze sweet types and dry hot types.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that California Wonder 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. Ensure your soil is potting mix, loamy and silty and has a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 as Sweet pepper is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing California Wonder from seed

Sow in spring and summer. Can seed directly in mild climates.

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing California Wonder about 48 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting California Wonder

Transplant when seedlings have 5-6 leaves. Be aware, do not plant peppers in the same place tomatoes or eggplants have grown before because all of these plants are members of the nightshade family and can contract the same diseases. Space transplants 1.5 to 2 feet apart, although hot peppers take less space than sweet ones

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 13°C / 55°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as California Wonder is a tender plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out California Wonder about 48 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting California Wonder

75-80 days to harvest

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'California Wonder'

Californian Wonder, Cal Wonder, California Wonder Bell