Success With Seeds Capsicum

Capsicum Germination Information

Capsicum is the botanical name Pepper
Capsicum Seed Germination How to Sow Capsicum:
  • Sow indoors at 75-80°F.
  • Start them 6-8 weeks before night temperatures remain above 55°F.
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors when the soil remains above 65°F in early summer.
  • Indoors and out, sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds and expect germination in 10-15 days.
  • Plants will beat fruit in 50-80 days after sowing.

How to Grow Capsicum:
Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves. Plant out 2-3 weeks after last frost. Spacing: Space seedlings 18-24 inches apart in rows 30-36 inches apart.

Soil:  Site in full sum in arsh, well-drained soil. Keep plants well watered and mulch them to conserve moisture. Using a 1-2-2 ratio fertilizer, feed before planting and again lightly after 6 weeks.

Appearance and Use:

This shrubby plant is grown for its edible fruit that are also highly ornamental and can be used in seasonal container displays. The fruits come in a variety of sizes, colors (green, red, yellow, orange, purple), shapes (rounded or oblong, tapered, bell-, horn-, hear-, or wedge-shaped), and degrees of sweetness and heat. Harvest them as soon as they are firm. They are edible in a variety of color stages(they mostly turn from green to red), so harvest them when they are at the right stage for that particular variety. They will hold in the field for 2-3 weeks: once harvested for a week or two.

About Capsicum:
Pronunciation:  kap’si-kum an’u-um
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Solanaceae; Native to Tropical America
Common Name:Pepper Vegetable