Week 22 – May 30, 2020

Plant Information

PeppiGrande Red Pepper

New variety!
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Common Name: Sweet Pepper

Blooming Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: PeppiGrande Red is a corno that ripens from green to red, with outstanding crisp texture, rich flavor and more sweetness than large-fruited peppers. The corno-shaped fruit are often seedless, which means less preparation time for chopping and cooking. Great on the grill or baked stuffed with cheese.  
To produce seedless fruit in your garden, Peppi varieties must be grown in isolation from other (non-seedless) pepper varieties. If planted too close to non-seedless varieties, there is a chance that Peppi varieties will produce a few seeds. Try growing Peppi seedless pepper varieties with your tomatoes, eggplants or by themselves to gain the benefits of seedless fruit! If you are not able to isolate Peppi varieties, they will still produce larger, great-tasting fruit with just a few seeds. Best grown in-ground with support of stakes or a cage.

Grower Information:

  • Corno-shaped pepper has outstanding crisp texture, rich flavour and more sweetness than large-fruited peppers.
  • Fruit is often seedless, which means less preparation time for chopping and cooking; great on the grill or baked stuffed with cheese.  
  • To produce seedless fruit, grow it in isolation from other (non-seedless) pepper varieties.
  • If it is not isolated, it will produce larger, great-tasting fruit with just a few seeds.
  • Best grown in-ground with support of stakes or a cage.