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Sweet pepper 'Alma paprika'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Alma paprika is a popular variety of Sweet pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Alma paprika'). 'Alma paprika' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.

Exceptionally productive and sweet with slight heat, Alma Paprika is one of the finest pepper varieties for drying and grinding your own paprika seasoning. Also excellent for fresh eating, the 1 to 2-inch (2.5 to 5 cm) round, thick-walled peppers ripen from creamy white to orange to red.

Alma paprika grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Alma paprika is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Hungary is believed to be where Alma paprika originates from.

Alma paprika 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.

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

How to grow Alma paprika

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Alma paprika 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. 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 Alma paprika 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 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Alma paprika

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

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Alma paprika about 0 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Alma paprika

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

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Alma paprika'

Hungarian apple, Almapaprika

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