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Big Bertha Sweet Pepper Plant

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$34.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Width 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
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
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'
SKU:
1231007708-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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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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