- Excellent For Eating Fresh
- 2-3 Feet Tall
- 2-3 Feet Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
Baron Pepper is a big and versatile sweet bell pepper that is delicious eaten fresh or roasted. The nearly 3-foot high plant produces a high yield of 4-inch long sweet peppers. Bell peppers get sweeter and more flavorful the longer they stay on the plant, about 70 to 75 days for full maturity. You can, however, harvest Baron peppers when they're still green, especially for cooking. Plant two of these delicious bell pepper plants, so you have one for early harvest as needed and one that can grow more fruit to full, red sweetness. When harvesting, gently cut the pepper stem; avoid twisting it to remove.
Like most bell peppers, Baron Pepper is at the bottom of the Scoville rating for heat, but it's crispy, sweet and delicious. Baron Pepper plants grow in an upright shape, reaching nearly as big around (2 to 3 feet) as they are tall. Peppers form from small white flowers all around the plant.
Baron Pepper Plant Care
All peppers—including sweet ones—love heat. So, plant Baron Pepper after soil temperatures reach about 70 degrees, or when nighttime temperatures reach at least 60 degrees. Make sure you plant it in soil that drains well and has plenty of rich organic matter such as compost. In cooler areas, you can heat the soil for a week before planting by covering the ground or raised bed with a dark mulch or using a wall of water to warm the soil where you will plant. As the plant grows, add a stake and a soft, flexible material to tie the plants to the stake or cage. Space Baron Peppers about 24 inches apart.
Growing Baron Pepper
Choose a spot with lots of sun and warmth. If you grew peppers, tomatoes or other members of their nightshade family last year, plant the new peppers in a new spot. Rotating vegetables help prevent problems from disease or pests. Peppers also can grow in containers, but will not do as well as some edibles if grown indoors. They need more sun and heat to grow and thrive than is inside most homes.
Baron Peppers are neat and attractive plants that can complement any patio container garden or garden bed. Choose a container with a mouth about as large as the plant (A minimum of 2 feet around and nearly 2 feet deep). Peppers grown in containers won't reach the size of production of those grown in garden beds, but given enough heat, sun and water, they can do well.
Watering Baron Pepper
Water your Baron Pepper well right after planting and give it regular but moderate water. Water deeply and slowly; peppers need regular drinks but their roots will die if they sit too long in soggy soil.
Feeding Baron Pepper
Use fertilizer with caution for Baron Peppers. Fertilizers can force leaf and plant growth at the expense of fruiting. Use a low level of balanced and natural fertilizer such as fish emulsion or compost tea for best results.
|Common Name: Baron Pepper|
|Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum|
|Plant Type: Sweet Bell Pepper|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: 4 inches|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 18 - 30" (46 - 76cm)|
|Height: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)|
|Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)|
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