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Sweet Pepper 'Tomato'

Capsicum annuum 'Tomato Pepper'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

70cm

40cm

Min

45cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

    Tomatoes, basil

    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'

    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 of Sweet Pepper 'Tomato'

    Crop rotation

    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'

    Culinary

    culinary