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Sweet pepper 'Ancient sweet'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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'Ancient sweet' is a Sweet pepper variety in the Capsicum genus with a scientific name of Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group). 'Ancient sweet' is considered a heirloom cultivar. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Ancient sweet is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.79 feet (that's 55.0 cm in metric).

Ancient sweet 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 Ancient sweet

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Ancient sweet 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. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Ancient sweet are Zone 4 and Zone 11. Ideally plant in potting mix, loamy and silty soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Ancient sweet likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Ancient sweet from seed

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 Ancient sweet about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Ancient sweet

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

Harvesting Ancient sweet

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