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Capsicum Capsicum

How to sow capsicum: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off

Sun requirement for capsicum: Plant in Full Sun

Capsicum has been planted 20 times by Growstuff members.

Capiscum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae that produces peppers. The Capiscum genus contains 20-27 species of peppers which vary in color, shape, size, and heat. 5 species are domesticated. Most peppers are green when unripe and change color as the fruit matures. The fruit of most species contains capsaicin, which gives hot peppers their spiciness. Bell peppers (Capsicum annuum) are an exception: they do not contain capsaicin due to a recessive gene, and are therefore not spicy. The Scoville scale is used to measure the relative heat of peppers. Bell peppers have a rating of 0-25 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), jalapenos are between 2,500-10,000 SHU. All peppers, regardless of species, prefer a long, warm growing season and well-drained soil high in organic matter. Seeds can be started indoors 8-10 weeks before hardening off and transplanting. In cooler climates, it can be preferable to grow peppers in containers indoors to extend the growing season and prevent frost from killing plants. Peppers have an upright growing habit and can benefit from staking to help the plant support the fruits.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

25 weeks

First harvest expected

11 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

14 weeks after planting

Height

70cm

Spread

50cm

Row Spacing

50cm

Photos

Capsicum plantings

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Garden beds
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Porch garden 2015
Porch garden 2015
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Capsicum harvests

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Capsicum seeds

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Varieties

Capsicum baccatum

Capsicum baccatum

Capsicum baccatum
bishop's crown pepper

bishop's crown pepper

Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum
Brazilian starfish

Brazilian starfish

Capsicum baccatum
lemon drop pepper

lemon drop pepper

Capsicum baccatum
peppadew pepper

peppadew pepper

Capsicum baccatum
wild baccatum

wild baccatum

Capsicum baccatum
Capsicum chinense

Capsicum chinense

Capsicum chinense
adjuma pepper

adjuma pepper

Capsicum chinense
ají dulce pepper

ají dulce pepper

Capsicum chinense
bhut jolokia pepper

bhut jolokia pepper

Capsicum chinense
black habanero pepper

black habanero pepper

Capsicum chinense
cachucha pepper

cachucha pepper

Capsicum chinense
datil pepper

datil pepper

Capsicum chinense
fatalii pepper

fatalii pepper

Capsicum chinense
Hainan yellow lantern

Hainan yellow lantern

Capsicum chinense
Madame Jeannette Pepper

Madame Jeannette Pepper

Capsicum chinense
red savino pepper

red savino pepper

Capsicum chinense
Scotch bonnet pepper

Scotch bonnet pepper

Capsicum chinense
Capsicum frutescens

Capsicum frutescens

Capsicum frutescens
kambuzi

kambuzi

Capsicum frutescens
malagueta pepper

malagueta pepper

Capsicum frutescens
piri-piri pepper

piri-piri pepper

Capsicum frutescens
siling labuyo pepper

siling labuyo pepper

Capsicum frutescens
tabasco pepper

tabasco pepper

Capsicum frutescens
chili pepper

chili pepper

Capsicum annuum
Aleppo pepper

Aleppo pepper

Capsicum annuum
Anaheim pepper

Anaheim pepper

Capsicum annuum
banana pepper

banana pepper

Capsicum annuum
bell pepper

bell pepper

capsicum annuum
sweet pepper etiuda

sweet pepper etiuda

Capsicum annuum var annuum Etiuda
Bird's Eye Chili

Bird's Eye Chili

Capsicum annuum
cascabel chili

cascabel chili

Capsicum annuum
cayenne pepper

cayenne pepper

Capsicum annuum
chile de árbol pepper

chile de árbol pepper

Capsicum annuum
chiltepin pepper

chiltepin pepper

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Chungyang red pepper

Chungyang red pepper

Capsicum annuum
cubanelle pepper

cubanelle pepper

Capsicum annuum
dundicut

dundicut

Capsicum annuum
facing heaven pepper

facing heaven pepper

Capsicum annuum var. conoides
Fresno pepper

Fresno pepper

Capsicum annuum
guajillo pepper

guajillo pepper

Capsicum annuum
guntur sannam chili

guntur sannam chili

Capsicum Annuum var. Longhum
Hungarian wax pepper

Hungarian wax pepper

Capsicum annuum
Italian sweet pepper

Italian sweet pepper

Capsicum annuum
jalapeno pepper

jalapeno pepper

Capsicum annuum
medusa pepper

medusa pepper

Capsicum annuum
mulato pepper

mulato pepper

Capsicum annuum
peperoncini

peperoncini

Capsicum annuum
cheongyang chili pepper

cheongyang chili pepper

Capsicum annuum
Thai dragon chilli

Thai dragon chilli

capsicum frutescens
pequin pepper

pequin pepper

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
peter pepper

peter pepper

Capsicum annuum var. annuum
pimento pepper

pimento pepper

Capsicum annuum
poblano pepper

poblano pepper

Capsicum annuum
poblano pepper

poblano pepper

Capsicum annuum
Santa Fe Grande pepper

Santa Fe Grande pepper

Capsicum annuum
serrano pepper

serrano pepper

Capsicum annuum
shishito pepper

shishito pepper

Capsicum annuum
manzano pepper

manzano pepper

Capsicum pubescens
rocoto

rocoto

Capsicum pubescens

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