Red Pepper Plants

How Long Does It Take to Yield Fruit From a Red Yellow Orange Pepper Plant


gant added on August 27, 2012 | Answered

My grandaughter and I planted red, yellow anf orange peppers from the seeds taken out of the peppers we had for dinner (trying to keep her busy). Surprisingly, they grew. We planted them on July 5, and the plant is about a foot tall. Should we be seeing something? It's going into September. Can I bring them in if it starts getting too cold? We are in Virginia. 1st time gardener.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 9, 2012

It just depends on the variety on how long it takes. On average, peppers normally need 100 days to reach maturity and produce fruit. It is getting cold, but you can bring them indoors once night time temps dip below 50F. They will not produce over the winter, but in the spring when you put them back out they will start producing almost immediately, giving you a 100 day head start from growing a new plant from seed.

This article will explain how to overwinter them:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/overwintering-peppers.htm

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