With their sweet, robust flavour and bright colour, roasted sweet peppers are common ingredients in Mediterranean dishes, pizzas, salads, sauces and multiple appetizers. Also known as bell peppers, this fruit is loaded with various vitamins and minerals, and are exceptionally rich in vitamin C and A.
Sprouts in: 1 - 3 weeks
Harvest in: 14 - 21 weeks
- Yellow Sweet Pepper is not heat sensitive and grows best at 20 - 35 °C / 68 - 95 °F.
You can speed up the germination process by raising the temperature to 26 °C / 79 °F.
Decrease the number of plants to one per pod to ensure enough space and plant food for the plant to grow. You can find more info and a video about thinning here.
Do not not cut or prune your Yellow Sweet Pepper plant. It will form flowers on the tip of the plant. Expect to have blooms in 70-80 days from planting.
To help blossoms pollinate, gently shake your plant or use a clean paint brush to move pollen from one blossom to the next. You can also pollinate with your fingertip. A guide to pollination is here.
Yellow Sweet Peppers need some time to ripen - this can take up to 100 to 120 days from planting the pods. Caring for the plant during this time consists of cleaning the plant from wilted leaves and dead flowers.