Peppers

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Characteristics

Species: annuum

Plant Height: 12-48 in.

Spread: 12-48 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: Upright

Summer Foliage Color: Green

Minimum Sunlight: Full Sun

Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun

Ornamental Features

Peppers are a popular warm-season garden vegetable. Squash will grow well in all areas of Texas.

Landscape Attributes

Red and green peppers are good sources of vitamin C, some vitamin A, and small amounts of several minerals. Red peppers have more vitamin A than do green peppers. Hoe or till the soil lightly. Deep tilling will cut the pepper roots and slow growth. Pull by hand any weeds that are close to the plants. After the first fruit begins to enlarge, place about 2 tablespoons of fertilizer around each plant about 6 inches from the stem. Water the plant after adding the fertilizer. This will increase the yield and the quality of the peppers. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration; Insects Disease

Planting & Growing

Peppers can grow 2-4ft tall depending on the variety. It grows at a medium rate. Plant Peppers in areas that receive at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. Water the plants enough to keep them from wilting. Slow, deep watering helps the root system grow strong. Do not let pepper plants wilt because this will reduce yield and quality of the fruit. Peppers grow in all types of soils but do best in heavier, well-drained soils. Peppers are good raw or cooked. Eat them as a snack, use them to decorate food, or add them to salads and casseroles. You can also stuff peppers with seasoned bread crumbs or meat and bake them.