Mini Bell Pepper

Name                     Sweet Pepper Seeds - Mini Bell Blend

Botanical Name   Capsicum annuum

Family                    Solanaceae

Native to                Origin is obscure, but typically found in tropical to                                          subtropical regions in dry, sunny locations    

 

Water                      Need consistent moisture but will tolerate some                                            dryness

Sun                         Full sun

Soil                         Fertile, well-drained 

 

Height                    24"

Width                     24"

Space                     12-18 inches

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Price

6" pots:  $3.50

1 gallon root pouch: $5.00

Description

These plants produce peppers that are red, yellow or brown in color and average 1-2" in length.  Plants set many tiny fruits which can be stuffed, eaten raw, barbequed, etc.  The small size makes then a favorite for snacking.

 

Because the mini bells only reaches 24" in height, they make wonderful container or patio plants. 

Will Tolerate &

Keeping in Going

  • Peppers need warm weather and consistently moist soil

  • Ensure the soil is adequately fertile.  The plant will produce more fruit.

  • Harvest the peppers when they are firm and full

  • The longer you allow them to mature on the plant, the sweeter they will be.

  • They may need staking when the fruit appears.

Won't Tolerate

  • Will not tolerate drought

  • Do not like their roots being disturbed

  • Infertile soil

  • For healthy crop rotation, avoid planting where peppers, tomatoes, or eggplants previously grew. 

History

&

Points of Interest

  • The genus name comes from the Greek word kapto meaning to bite.

  • Specific epithet means annual.

  • The ancient people of Peru were cultivating pepper plants more than 8,000 years ago. After introducing the plant to the Europeans, it took less than one hundred years for it spread to the rest of the world.  Today, peppers are an important element in the cuisines of many different cultures.  

  • Peppers are part of the nightshade family.  Plants in this family can be either edible (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes) or deadly (Atropa belladonna).