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About This Plant...
Family: Solanaceae
Genus and species: Capsicum annuum var. annuum
Growing Season: summer
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 2 to 3 weeks after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: -
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 8-12 days
Germination temp.: 65-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 60-100 days from transplant
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12-24 inches
Spacing between rows: 18-36 inches
Growing On...
Pests: flea beetles, leaf miners, corn borers, Colorado potato beetles
Diseases: bacterial spot, leaf spot, fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt, anthracnose, cucumber mosaic virus
Harvest: when they reach a usable size; let some ripen fully, but pick immature ones to keep production going
Growing tips: support plants with 24 inch tall cages


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