Mini Bell Pepper Mix is an open-pollinated blend of miniature, sweet bell peppers in a wide variety of colors. Vigorous plants produce heavy-yields of green, yellow, orange and red mini bell peppers. Plants grow to 2′ tall which makes this variety a great option for container or raised bed gardens. These delicious peppers offer a rainbow of colors and flavors as the yellow and red mature peppers offer a sweet citrus flavor. Mini Bell Pepper Mix is a great option for fresh salads or a veggie platter with your favorite dip. They also are a wonderful option for making veggie kabobs to throw on the grill.
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.
Mini Bell Pepper Mix 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 Resistance: Tobacco Mosaic Virus