This plant has a mild fragrance
Sweet Pepper 'Tomato' Overview
Sweet peppers(UK) or bell peppers(USA) or red or green peppers are grown for their showy bell-shaped green, yellow, red and purple/brown/black fruits. The size, shape and color of sweet peppers will depend on the variety planted. Tomato Pepper is a mild, sweet, red pepper and ideal for stuffing.
Common problems with Sweet Pepper 'Tomato'
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.
Sweet Pepper 'Tomato' Companion Plants
How to harvest Sweet Pepper 'Tomato'
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.
How to propagate Sweet Pepper 'Tomato'
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 of Sweet Pepper 'Tomato'
Sweet or bell peppers are heavy feeders and needs a lot of nutrients. Rotate with crops in different groups - light feeders/root crops/cabbages or N-fixers like Beans or peas.
Other uses of Sweet Pepper 'Tomato'