- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
For large sweet peppers 7 inches in length with great flavor, look no further than the Big Bertha Sweet Pepper. Producing bell peppers with thick flesh and few seeds, they can be harvested green in as little as 70 to 75 days, or if patience allows for them to further ripen, red.
With a 0 Scoville rating and no heat, they are perfect for those who don’t like the sweet flavor of mild peppers. Big Bertha are ideal for adding to salads or stuffing and roasting.
Big Bertha Sweet Pepper Plant Care
For the best yields, Big Bertha Sweet Pepper needs to be grown in fertile, moist soil where it will get full sun. This pepper plant is small enough to grow in pots. If grown in the ground, plant them at a distance of 20 to 24 inches apart to allow them space to mature. As with all peppers, only plant them out once all risk of frost has passed.
Growing Big Bertha Sweet Pepper Plant
This sun-loving pepper can produce delicious green or red peppers, ready to pick in as little as 10 weeks. This is a compact version that grows to a maximum of 24 inches high by 18 inches wide. It is suitable for growing outdoors or in a greenhouse.
If growing Big Bertha in a container, choose a five-gallon pot with plenty of drainage holes. Use fresh compost and avoid any soil used for growing nightshade varieties in the previous season.
Watering Big Bertha Sweet Pepper Plant
Water regularly after planting until established. Peppers are best watered deeply and often to prevent them from drying out. Avoid letting them sit in overly wet or waterlogged soil though.
Feeding Big Bertha Sweet Pepper Plant
If grown in fertile soil, feeding peppers is not strictly necessary. However, once established, Big Bertha Sweet Pepper can be fed with a balanced fruit and vegetable fertilizer every four weeks to encourage healthy growth and heavy yields.
Big Bertha Sweet Pepper Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 24 Inche|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Big Bertha Sweet Pepper Plant|
|Other Name(s): Big Bertha Sweet Pepper|
|Scientific Name: Pepper 'Big Bertha'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.