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Sweet Pepper 'Redskin'

Capsicum annuum 'Redskin'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

When the weather starts cooling in autumn, cut plants off at the stem and hang them upside down somewhere warm like a conservatory, so fruit can continue to ripen.

Overview

This RHS AGM award winning pepper is a naturally dwarf and compact variety which is ideal for growing in patio pots or hanging baskets. It produces high yields of sweet tasting blocky fruits.

Common problems

Can also suffer blossom end rot.

Propagation

Seed

Sow in early spring in pots in a heated propagator or on a sunny windowsill and pot on individually, finally planting out into containers or in the greenhouse borders once plants are about 15cm tall. Support with canes as they mature and feed fortnightly with liquid tomato feed once flowers appear.

Uses

Grown as an annual crop this pepper suits container growing in greenhouses/poly-tunnels or windowsills.