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Pepper, Ornamental Pepper
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum L.
Family: Solanaceae
Pepper, Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum  annuum)
Ornamental Pepper
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Need some frost protection in Phoenix in winter

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South america

Growth Habits: Short lived perennial to 2 feet

Watering Needs: Infrequent deep watering

Propagation: Seeds

The Peppers of all sorts are paticularly adapted to the southwest weather. They are probably the easiest vegetable to grow here in Phoenix, and some varieties are highly decorative.

Pepper, Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum  annuum)

Cultural Practices:
Peppers are not heavy feeder, fertilize the soil before planting them and then feed them a couple of times with commercial fertilizer.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

Start indoor in a warm location (75 F/24 C) from the end of December to February. Move seedlings to a sunny place. Plant the 8-10 weeks old seedlings outside in March or April, being careful to harden them off gradually by exposing them gradually to outdoor conditions.

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