Bell peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Question by rice43
September 21, 2008
I planted a bell pepper plant a few months ago. The plant is thriving well, and producing,but the bell peppers are extremely small, no bigger than an a small avacado.What do I need to do, in order to grow larger bell peppers?

Answer from NGA
September 21, 2008


Bell peppers grow best in the heat of summer, with as much sunshine as possible. Some varieties are naturally small; some are naturally large. I don't know which variety you are growing or how much sunshine they're getting so I can't really offer any more information. Next year, plant your peppers as early in the season as possible and site them in the sunniest spot available, preferably next to a foundation, wall or fence where reflected heat will help them develop the earliest, largest peppers possible.

Best wishes with your garden!

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