Scientific Name: Capsicum Annuum
Description: Originally from Bolivia and Peru, the pepper is a very versatile fruit that can be eaten in many ways. It is a great source of vitamin C among many other nutrients.
- Strengthens the immune system,
- Improve eyesight,
- Protects the brain from degeneration,
- Reduces the risk of stroke.
Planting Tips: Can sow in sowing trays and then transplant to the final location. Germination occurs in approximately 12 days.
Soil: The pepper likes soil rich in organic matter and well drained. The pH should be between 6 and 7.
Exposure / Temperature: The pepper needs a lot of light.
Irrigation: Opt for drip irrigation as it avoids dryness / excess water alternation and also saves water.
Harvesting: Harvesting can occur 60 to 90 days after planting when the food already has more than 50% of the surface with the final colour.
Life Cycle: Perennial (a designation given to plant species whose life cycle is long)