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Questions About Red Pepper Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 9, 2010

Q. When to Plant Red Peppers

I live in northwest Florida. What is the best time to start planting red peppers in the garden? Also, how should I prep my soil, keeping in mind that it is weak in lime in this area of FL. ?

More importantly, when should I purchase seeds and who from, as there is no seed locally?

Answered by
Heather on
November 11, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

In your area, you can plant peppers out in either February to April or July to August.

This article will help with prepping the soil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetable-garden-soil.htm

In regards to your lime issue, I would recommend having your soil tested at the extension service. You will want to know how much adjustment you need before adjusting as you could overdo it and cause further issues.

As far as purchasing... There are several reputable online sellers you can buy from. Pepper seeds normally are viable for 2 years, so you can purchase them at any time and then store them in a cool, dry place until you need them. Many people store seeds in their crisper drawer.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 3, 2011

Q. Saving Seeds From Red Peppers

I purchased extra large red peppers from our local supermarket.  I don’t know if they are hybrid or not. Would you take the chance and try to save the seeds for planting in the spring?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 11, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can try to plant the seeds from grocery store peppers but there is no guarantee that they will germinate. Sometimes grocery store peppers are hybrids, which means the seeds are sterile. Other times, the peppers are irradiated for health reasons and this kills the seeds. It is worth a shot, but do not depend on them germinating.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 20, 2011

Q. Red Pepper Seeds

If I scoop out the seeds from my red pepper, can these seeds be used right away, or do I have to let them dry out in order to plant them in my garden?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 20, 2011
Certified Expert
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You don't need to dry the seeds to grow them. You only need to dry them if you plan on storing them. You can plant them as soon as they come out of the pepper.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 27, 2011

Q. Red Pepper

I planted red pepper and other colors of pepper and I want to know how much fertilizer I need to give the plant each week. At the moment I give each plant about one gram of 20-20-20 per week, as well as . 7 grams calcium and . 7  grams potassium per week. Is it okay or not ? Do I need to add more? It’s really costly to risk anything, as I have greenhouses and it costs me a lot, so I need your help.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 27, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 27, 2011

Q. Red Peppers

I planted 14 days ago a red pepper seed. How long will red pepper seeds start to grow?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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You should see your first sprouts in about 7-14 days, but some peppers can take as long as a month or more to come up. Pepper seeds are notorious for taking their time to germinate, or germinating at different times. Also, peppers won't even attempt to sprout if temperatures are below 60 degrees F. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pepper/how-to-grow-red-peppers.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 30, 2011

Q. When Do Red Peppers Turn Red

I have a pepper plant that is supposed to be a red pepper plant. The peppers are green. How long does it take the pepper to turn red?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2011
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All peppers start out green. They should start to turn red a weeks or two after the peppers have reached full size.

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Asked by
Patricia Wiley on
May 2, 2011

Q. What Product Can I Use for Red Pepper Diseases

What product can I use for red pepper diseases?

Answered by
Heather on
May 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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It really depends on what is wrong with your plants. What symptoms are your plants having?

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