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Red capsicum, also known as red bell pepper or sweet pepper (Capsicum annual), is becoming popular in urban India. It can be stuffed and cooked or sliced in salads. Red capsicum plants require more care and attention than most other vegetable crops to get proper yield. The plant needs daily 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight when grown in winter.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Partial sunlight (summer), full sunlight (winter)

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Alternate (winter), everyday (summer)

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Terrace or outdoors

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    10-11 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Transplant the seedlings in 30-35 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Space the seedlings at 60cm by 60cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest 70-75 days from transplanting

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Seeds can be sown throughout the year. Best time to sow the seeds is from August to December.
  • Take a medium sized seedling tray with drainage holes at the bottom and fill the cups with a moist coco-peat..
  • Sow 2-3 seeds per cup. Since Capsicum seeds are small, avoid sowing them very deep.
  • Keep the seedling tray indoors till the seeds germinate.
  • Mist the seed tray daily with the help of hand sprayer.
  • If the seed beds are made outdoors, protect them from heavy rain or direct sunlight by making a temporary roof of the plastic sheet.
  • Seeds will germinate within the first 6-8 days. Then put the tray in a partially sunny spot.
  • Second week onwards, seedlings will start growing into a small plant. At this stage exposé the seedlings to more & more sunlight for leaf growth.
  • After the second week, keep only a single seedling per cell/cup. Cut off the weak, small & lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors.
  • Transplant the seedling after 4 weeks from sowing without disturbing its roots.
  • Plant the seedlings minimum 2 feet apart (60x60 or 60x45 cm) from each other on raised beds. Plant only single seedlings at the centre of a single regular 10 to 12 inch pot.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Ideal planting mixture for Capsicum: 2 part garden soil & 1 part organic manure. Or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco-peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Red Capsicum plants require full sunlight in winter & partial sunlight in summer. Therefore, place your raised beds & potted plants according to season.
  • Water your potted Capsicum plant every day in summer & every other day in winter using a watering can.
  • Add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before transplanting the seedling. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
  • Stake your growing plants to provide support.
  • Pinch out the apical (top) growing point of Capsicum plant at 1.5 months to encourage new and uniform side growth. This will increase the production of red capsicum.
  • The Capsicum plant will start flowering at the end of the 3rd month. Capsicum can be harvested 70 to 80 days from the sowing of seeds. If proper care is taken. Harvesting season can continue for 3-4 months or more.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

Why is my red capsicum plant dying?
Capsicum is susceptible to many diseases and insect infections. Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.
Why is my red capsicum plant not growing?
The soil around red capsicum has to be maintained in loose friable condition without allowing formation of crust, only then the plant will grow properly. Also No weeds should be allowed to grow near capsicum plants.
Why am I getting diseased fruits?
Blossom-end rot is a disease that appears as a brown dead patch at the base of the fruit. Help to prevent it by never allowing the potting soil in containers to dry out.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Bell pepper helps to lower homocysteine levels and reduces the risk of heart disease considerably.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

Bell peppers are 94% water, 5% carbohydrates, and negligible fat and protein. Red capsicum is loaded with Vitamins A, B6, C and K, carotenoids, dietary fibre and folate

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.The coloured bell pepper is the only member of the genus Capsicum (chilies) that does not produce capsaicin, a lipophilic chemical that can cause a strong burning sensation when it comes in contact with mucous membranes.

2.A large pepper can provide upto 300% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C which is three times more than an orange.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I harvest Red capsicum?

The fruits become ready for harvesting 45 to 50 days after transplanting. Harvesting can be done once a week for three to four months. Before the fruits ripen they are usually green and mild in flavour. They have a sweeter flavour when they are fully ripe with shiny red colour.

Any harvesting tips for red capsicums?

While picking, the fruits should be lifted gently after plant, without causing injury or breakage of the stem. Use scissors when harvesting the red capsicum. Do not pull the fruits away from the stems, as this may cause damage and provide an entry point for diseases.

What type of planting soil does the red capsicum plant need?

Red or sandy loam soil with pH of 5.5 to 6.8 is ideal. Soil should be fine, loose and well aerated for successful crop growth.

How often do you need to water the red capsicum plant?

Capsicum roots are very sensitive to too dry or too wet conditions. Soil must be kept moderately moist. Potted plants must be watered daily.

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