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Sweet pepper 'Nepalese'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Nepalese'), Nepalese is a variety of Sweet pepper. 'Nepalese' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

From SSE:

First offered by SSE member Ulrike Paradine from England. Fruits are 3-4" across and have thin crisp flesh that ripens from green to red. Sweet around the outer edges, but hot near the seeds. Will completely dry on the plant if the weather is dry.

Heat Scale: Sweet ..0-1-2- 3-4-5.. Hot.

90-100 days from transplant.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Nepalese is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric).

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Nepalese Sweet pepper is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Nepalese have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Nepalese

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Nepalese is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Nepalese in potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Nepalese from seed

Aim to sow 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Nepalese

As Nepalese is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Nepalese

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Nepalese'

Nepalese bell pepper

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