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Sweet pepper 'Blackbird'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Blackbird is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Sweet pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Blackbird'. 'Blackbird' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

Blackbird is an F1 hybrid sweet bell pepper introduced by Stokes Seed Co. in 1971. A result of crossing purple and brown peppers, its uniquely colored, four-lobed fruit mature from green to brown to black to deep red roughly 73 days from transplant and measure 3.5 by 3.75 in/9 by 9.5 cm. Plants are tolerant of tobacco mosaic virus. Information gathered from NMSU and vendor.

Blackbird grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Blackbird is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric).

United States is believed to be where Blackbird originates from.

Typically, Blackbird Sweet pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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How to grow Blackbird

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Blackbird is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Blackbird requires a potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of 5.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Blackbird from seed

Ensure a distance of 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Blackbird about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Blackbird

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

Harvesting Blackbird

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