Aruba Cubanelle Pepper has the perfect balance of mild heat and sweet flavor. This hybrid pepper variety produces heavy yields of long, slender fruits with blunt tips. Fruits average 7-10″ long and have a bright green color initially. If left on the plant, fruits will turn orange and eventually mature to a red color. Flavor will intensify as fruits mature and add color. The light heat and superb flavor make Aruba Cubanelle Pepper a great variety for eating raw with vegetable trays or salads. They also have a large, open cavity that is ideal for stuffed peppers.
Peppers are in the nightshade family along with tomatoes and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Peppers do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. Peppers grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date. If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting peppers, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Peppers can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. We recommend using the Florida Weave trellising technique that involves using stakes and twine along the row. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Aruba Cubanelle Pepper Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 2′
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 60
Disease Tolerance: None