Pepper / Paprika

Pepper / Paprika

Capsicum annuum

Plant family

Nachtschattengewächse (Solanaceae) (Solanaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

40 cm

Row spacing

50 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Mid of April

Hygiene

Every two Weeks

Beginning of May

Harden

Mid of May

Planting

Description

Peppers are perennial, cold-sensitive plants that belong to the nightshade family. A distinction is made between sweet peppers and spicy peppers (including chili). There are many different varieties, the fruits of which differ in size, shape, color and pungency.

Origin:

North America

Growing tips

Peppers should be grown in nutrient-rich soil in a sunny location. For a rich harvest, the first flower (terminal bud/'king flower') should be broken out. This will encourage flower and fruit formation on the side shoots. Pull the plants with 3-4 shoots and remove the remaining shoots. In Central Europe, the cultivation is usually annual, but the highest yield is achieved only 2-3 years after planting. For this, the plant must be overwintered indoors. Harvesting of fruits takes place from July to September, depending on the variety and weather conditions.

Diseases

Blossom End Rot

Leaf Spot Disease

Black Spot Disease

Red Spot Disease

Gray Mold

Pests

No pests