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Sweet pepper 'Chocolate'  

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Chocolate'), Chocolate is a variety of Sweet pepper. 'Chocolate' is considered a hybrid cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Brown.

Hybrid variety that ripens from green to a chocolate brown colour.

Chocolate grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Chocolate 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, Chocolate 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 Chocolate have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chocolate

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Chocolate 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. USDA Hardiness Zone 9 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Planting Chocolate 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 Chocolate 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 Chocolate about 32 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Chocolate

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

Harvesting Chocolate

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Chocolate'

Chocolate Bell, Chocolate F1

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