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Sweet Peppers

Sweet Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and vitamins A, K, and B6.

Category

Days to Sprout

Taste It for

Temprature

Germination

Pollination

Prunning

Plant Health

Support

Harvest

Vegetables

10-28

8-20 weeks

Prefers warmer temperatures (70-85°F).

Peppers require pollination. Flowers develop 4-6 weeks after sprouting. Remove the first set of flower buds that grow to encourage root and foliage development. When the next flowers appear, hand-pollinate them by gently shaking the entire plant, or gently disturb the inside of blossoms with your finger or a small brush. TIP: If you have different types of peppers growing on your Gardyn (Jalapeño, Banana, etc.) be careful not to use the same finger or brush to pollinate across varieties! Otherwise, your plants will crossbreed, resulting in mixed flavors and shapes.

These peppers require minimal pruning. Snip away yellow or brown leaves if they appear, and trim branches to ensure the plant stays within the Gardyn’s light. Check the roots monthly and trim any that are brown or extending past the yPod.

Garden peppers are prolific producers, even if they show signs of Edema, a harmless disorder. Aphids are a common pest, but you can use our prevention and treatment tricks to keep pests at bay!

We suggest using our Plant Belt to support the plant and its fruit as it matures.

For our original variety, harvest when peppers are firm and around 1.5 x 1.5 inches size. These peppers look like mini bell peppers and usually have lobbed bottoms. Our new, optimized pepper can be harvested when peppers are firm and about 3 inches long and have a more pointed fruit shape. For both varieties, the longer they stay on the plant, they’ll continue to ripen, change color, and turn sweeter! Harvest by cutting each pepper at its individual stem at the color preferred.

Origin

Sweet peppers originated in Mexico with seeds of a wild variety dating back to 5,000 BC. Like many other foods native to this region, Sweet Peppers were carried throughout the world by the Spanish and Portuguese explorers who traveled through the continent.

Qualities

Sweet Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and vitamins A, K, and B6.

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