Chilli Pepper

Capsicum spp.

Pepper

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Genus composed of around 10 evergreen subshrubs, shrubs and perennial species, often grown as annuals and harvested for their edible fruits. This genus contains very well known agriculturally important food crops, such as bell peppers and chillies and this genus is cultivated worldwide. Bell shaped or tubular flowers are produced from the leaf axils, which develop into chambered fruits that may be green, yellow, or orange. More brightly coloured fruits are used ornamentally as houseplants in window-boxes, patio containers, or in greenhouses.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Summer, Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive fruits

Special features

Origin

North and South America

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost, Loam

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Yellow, Green, White
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