Growing Bell Peppers

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Capsicum annuum



Green Bell Pepper

Red Bell Pepper

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 4500
Ounces per square foot: 0.006
Minimum legal germination rate: 55%
Germination type:

Extra-long Germinating seeds


Growing Bell Peppers is best in hot weather, full sun, and moist well drained soil. Bell Peppers are native to semi-tropical regions and and in frost free and low frost areas it can be grown as a small perennial shrub.

Harvest bell peppers at any point after they reach an appetizing size. Most bell peppers are green when young and can be harvested at that time. Mature bell peppers can be green, orange, red, yellow, or purple depending on the variety.

You harvest bell peppers by cutting them off the plant. You can pull them off if you’re careful. Bell peppers will continue to produce until the first frost.

Bell Peppers are a fantastic source of vitamin C. Green Bell Peppers has two times the vitamin C by weight than citrus (oranges, lemons etc.) and Red Bell Peppers have three times more than Green Bell Peppers.



In garden spacing (inches): 12  
In flat spacing (inches): 1  
Planting depth (inches): cover seeds with soil.
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 1.5
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder



Days to maturity: 63-77
Harvesting period (days): 119
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .7


Diseases: Anthracnose, Bacterial Spot, Bacterial Wilt, Blossom End Rot, Elephant's Foot, Fusarium Stem Rot, Leaf Spot, Pepper Stem Scald, Phytophthora Blight, Southern Blight, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Wet Rot.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Army Cutworm, Beet Armyworm, Cabbage Looper, Cutworm, Eastern Field Wireworm, Fall Armyworm, Northern Mole Cricket, Pepper Maggot, Tomato Hornworm


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