The Main Plant entry for Peppers (Capsicum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

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Location: My Gardens
Date: October 3,2017
Mixed Varieties
Location: My garden in Bark River, MI
Date: 2010-08-29
Location: Easton, Pa. Backyard
Date: 2022-08-16
Huge, Beautiful, Sweet, and Delicious
Location: Arbor Gate
Date: 4000-10-19
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-18
Luscious red color, mild and sweet!
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-09-01
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-08-27
Love the purple color!
Location: Van Buren, MO
Date: 2019-09-27
Grown in wading pool as a raised bed.
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2019-07-28
green peppers
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-08-17
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: October 2019
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-04-20
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017
mixed peppers
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-11-26
used in a landscape for color
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: September 2020
Nu Mex Sweet and Nu Mex Garnet Peppers
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-08-24
Mixed Japanese type peppers.
Location: Arbor Gate
Date: 4000-10-19
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: October 2017
mixed peppers
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-09-26
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-08-06
got a late start on these

Date: 2012-10-05

Date: 2012-10-05

Date: 2012-10-05

Date: 2012-07-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-03
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2014-08-09
The generic yellow chili pepper
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-08-03
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-06-08
young pepper plant
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-07-21

Date: 2013-08-16
Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
  • Uploaded by jon
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-06-06
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-08-06
Location: Mariana Islands Guam USA
Date: 2016-09-10
Hot! Hot! Hot!  Our local fina'dene' peppers.

Date: 2013-10-24

Date: 2013-10-24

Date: 2012-09-15

Date: 2012-09-15

Date: 2012-09-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-02

Date: 2012-10-05

Date: 2012-10-05

Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2012-07-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-03

Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2012-09-20

Date: 2013-08-16

Date: 2013-08-16

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2014-03-07

Date: 2014-03-07

Date: 2013-08-16

Date: 2013-08-16

Date: 2013-08-16
Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
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Location: Mariana Islands Guam USA
Date: 2016-09-10
Location: BenSalem, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-09-06
My nephew grows these and loves their heat!
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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 19, 2013 3:34 PM concerning plant:
    Peppers are a popular home grown item in the vegetable garden. Surely there is a variety to suit everyone. I like to grow bell peppers for stuffing and eating fresh and the sweet frying types for stir fries. I stay away from any hot pepper varieties.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 10:56 PM concerning plant:
    "Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to the Americas where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. In modern times, it is cultivated worldwide, and has become a key element in many regional cuisines. In addition to use as spices and food vegetables, capsicum has also found use in medicines.

    The fruit of most species of Capsicum contains capsaicin (methyl vanillyl nonenamide), a lipophilic chemical that can produce a strong burning sensation (pungency or spiciness) in the mouth of the unaccustomed eater. Most mammals find this unpleasant, whereas birds are unaffected. The secretion of capsaicin protects the fruit from consumption by mammals while the bright colors attract birds that will disperse the seeds.

    In the United States and Canada, the common heatless species is referred to as "bell peppers", "sweet peppers", "red/green/etc. peppers", or simply "peppers", while the hot species are collectively called "chile"/"chiles", "chili"/"chilies", or "chili"/"chile peppers" (one L only), "hot peppers", or named as a specific variety (e.g., banana pepper)."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On March 30, 2015 Transplanted
Transplanted three pepper Grand Bell Mix. cages put around them
Seedfork On February 17, 2015 Seeds sown
Planted seeds in tray set on top of freezer.
lovesblooms On February 25, 2018 Seeds sown
indoors; labeled "anacojia"
lovesblooms On February 21, 2017 Seeds sown
resown, same container as 2/2 sowing; none germinated from initial sowing (sweet giant yellow bell)
lovesblooms On February 2, 2017 Seeds sown
labeled "Sweet Giant Yellow Bell Pepper"
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