Bell Pepper (Capsicum) - Red

Bell Peppers are part of the Capsicum family, is a relative of the tomato and ideally requires warm weather to grow.

How To Grow

Sow seedlings under glass at 15 Celsius degrees. Sow 2 seeds in a peat pot filled with compost - remove weaker seedling. Once hardened off, plant outdoors about 45 cms apart in a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered location.

How/When To Harvesting

Pick the fruits when they are green, swollen and glossy. A green pepper will turn red in about 3 weeks under glass.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 1 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 45 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 45 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 1