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Bell Pepper 'King Of The North'

Capsicum annuum 'King of the North'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

70cm

30cm

Min

45cm

Flowering

This plant has a mild fragrance

Overview

King of the North is an easy to grow, low-maintenance sweet red pepper that is ideal for stuffing. It's known for producing good sized peppers in short, cool seasons and strong plants produce high yields.

Common problems

Cutworms, tomato hornworms, flea beetles, and aphids. Pests can be removed with a forceful spray from a water hose, or plants can be treated with insecticidal soap.

    Companion plants

    Tomatoes, basil

    Harvesting

    The first peppers will begin to set 60-70 days after planting seedlings. Pods will change in colour from green to red as they ripen. Wait until the fruits are about 7-10 cm before cutting them from the stem. Picking smaller peppers early in the season often provides a longer, more prolific harvest.

    Propagation

    Seed

    Sow seeds indoors in spring or directly in summer, 6-10 mm deep and 30-45 cm apart. Germination takes 10-28 days. Transplant seedlings when they have their first pair of true leaves and are 5 cm tall

    Special Features

    Crop rotation

    King of the North is a heavy feeder and needs a lot of nutrients. Rotate with other vegetable groups like light feeders(salads), root crops or N-fixers(beans and peas).

    Uses

    Culinary

    culinary