Capsicum annuum

Poivron    Bell pepper   Pimiento morron   Paprika

Crop Rotation Group :Solanaceae (Potato and tomato family)pepper

Soil :Well drained soil that holds moisture well.

Position : Full sun.

Frost tolerant : No


Helps: okra
Helped by: Beans, tomatoes, marjoram, okra, geraniums, petunias, sunflowers, onions, crimson clover, basil, field mustard
Avoid: beans, kale (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc


Sow and Plant :Start indoors, and set out seedlings when warm. Mulch to keep soil moist at all times.

Germination:  5-10 days

Spacing : Single Plants: 1′ 1″ (35cm) each way; Rows: 11″ (30cm) with 1′ 3″ (40cm) row gap

Feeding : Mix an organic fertilizer into the planting holes. Feed every two weeks with a liquid feed after the plants begin to blossom and set fruit.

Harvesting 😛eppers can be harvested when they are still green, though their flavor improves as they ripen to red, yellow, or orange.

Yield per 10ft of row: 80

Time to harvest: 70-75days

Troubleshooting :Hot weather can cause peppers to temporarily stop flowering. They will pick up again when nights cool down.

Notes : Pepper plants like high humidity, which can be helped along by planting with some kind of dense-leaf or ground-cover companion, like marjoram and basil; they also need direct sunlight, but their fruit can be harmed by it…pepper plants grown together, or with tomatoes, can shelter the fruit from sunlight, and raises the humidity level. Sunflowers, when in bloom at the right time, sheltered beneficial insects which lowered thrips populations