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Sweet pepper 'Pimento'  

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Pimento is a popular variety of Sweet pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Pimento'). When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Boston University Red. Pimento grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Pimento is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric).

Pimento 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 Pimento have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pimento

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pimento is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. 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 Pimento from seed

Look to ensure a distance 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Pimento

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

Harvesting Pimento

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Pimento'

Douce D’Espagne

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