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Capsicum annuum Red

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Capsicum annuum Red Red Capsicum, Bell Pepper, Red Pepper,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Shrubs Shrub Like

Description:
Small evergreen perennial shrub, often treated as an annual. Tiny white or purple flowers during summer followed by bell-shaped edible fruits known as capsicums. Fruit is red when ripe. Grows approx. 1m H x 1m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Fruit Fly

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Solanaceae SouthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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