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Capsicum Annuum

Botanical Name:

Capsicum annuum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
clay, heavy clay, sandy loam
Heat Tolerant
yes
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Annual, Edible, Houseplant, Vegetable, Stout herb 2-5 ft. high, much branched, angular, glabrous stems, Herb

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Small purple flowers appear in clusters in summer, but are not particularly ornamental., Flowers white or greenish

Fruit

Flowers are followed by small, round, pearl-like, black fruit (3/4” diameter) that matures to cherry red. Grown for colorful 1" to 2" berry: black, red, white, yellow, cream., Fruits red, Green turning red when ripe

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Solanales

Family

Solanaceae

Genus

Capsicum

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