California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper

At a Glance Info

  Light:  Full Sun

  Water:  Medium

  Soil:  Potting mix or loamy soil; pH of 6.8 to 7.2 (neutral)

  Spacing:  1.5 to 2 ft. apart

  Height:  1.5 feet

  Type:  Sweet bell

  Fruit Size:  Can be picked at any size

More Information

The California Wonder sweet bell pepper plant is an heirloom, open-pollinated variety of Capsicum annuum (pepper plant). It is an annual crop that produces fruit ripening from green to red and can be picked at any size; as the fruit ripens, it will become sweeter.

If possible, add compost or fertilizer to soil about one week before planting. If your plant came in a biodegradable pot, please click here for biodegradable pot instructions. Dig holes 18 - 24 inches apart that are a little deeper than the pot of the plant. Keep rows 36 inches apart. Add a small amount of fertilizer and a few match sticks to the hole. Once planted, cover soil with mulch or plastic to prevent the soil from drying.

Note: It is important that you do not plant nightshades in the same location each year. Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant are all nightshades. Try not to plant sweet peppers and hot peppers near each other to prevent cross-pollination

Begin fertilizing with all-purpose fruit and vegetable fertilizer according to package instructions after the first fruit appear on the plant. If plants start to bend, use a small, cone-shaped tomato cage for support. Always use scissors or a knife when harvesting fruit to avoid plant damage.

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