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Sweet pepper 'Emerald Giant Pepper'      

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Emerald Giant Pepper is a variety of Sweet pepper which is a member of the Capsicum family. Its botanical name is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Emerald Giant Pepper'. 'Emerald Giant Pepper' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Anti-flash white. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Ao green and   Red. Leaves usually appear in   La Salle Green and   Ao green colour.

78 days. Large, blocky bells have thick sweet flesh. Dark green fruit turn red when ripe. Vigorous plants give heavy yields. A good variety for the south. Developed in 1963.

Can be used for stuffing, in salads, roasted or baked.

Emerald Giant Pepper 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. Emerald Giant Pepper is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric) with a erect-like habit.

Emerald Giant Pepper Sweet pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and 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 Emerald Giant Pepper

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Emerald Giant Pepper is generally regarded as a tender plant, 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. Emerald Giant Pepper needs a potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Emerald Giant Pepper from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 20°C / 68°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Emerald Giant Pepper about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Emerald Giant Pepper

Emerald Giant Pepper is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Emerald Giant Pepper

Blocky peppers will turn red (from green) when ripe.

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