- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 15 Inches
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
For an excellent pepper plant for beginners or growers with strict space limitations, look no further than the Fresh Bites Mix sweet peppers. They have a compact growth habit but are covered with attractive 1- to 2-inch peppers throughout the growing season. With a zero Scoville rating, these small sweet peppers are excellent for fresh eating, stuffing, or preserving. This mixture of the Kitchen Minis™ series is typically grown as an annual, but is actually a short-lived perennial, so container-grown plants kept protected from cool weather can bear fruits long beyond the traditional growing season.
Fresh Bites Mix Sweet Pepper Plant Care
These frost-sensitive plants like warm weather, with fruits setting only when night temperatures are between 55 and 75 degrees F, so plant them out in the landscape well after the threat of frost has passed. Container specimens can be started much earlier provided they are kept or brought indoors when there is a threat of cool weather. Plant the Fresh Bites pepper in full sunlight. It prefers well-drained garden or potting soil with a near-neutral pH. Pinch back young plants to encourage a bushier habit. Mulch spread around peppers in the garden also helps to encourage plant vigor.
Growing Fresh Bites Mix Sweet Pepper Plant
Fresh Bites sweet peppers require 75 to 80 days to maturity, with a few more weeks often required to achieve a full red color. They grow 12 to 15 inches tall with a spread of 6 to 8 inches.
These peppers were developed specifically for container growing, so they really shine in this environment. Use a 3- to 8-inch pot with plenty of drain holes, and keep the pot in a sunny spot.
Watering Fresh Bites Mix Sweet Pepper Plant
The Fresh Bites sweet pepper is heat and drought tolerant. Water the plant only when the top two inches of soil are dry to the touch or you notice a slight wilt in the leaves combined with dry soil. When watering container plants, irrigate until water runs through the drainage holes.
Feeding Fresh Bites Mix Sweet Pepper Plant
Pepper plants are heavy feeders. Beginning about two weeks after initial planting, apply a granular, slow-release, balanced fertilizer labeled for vegetables to the soil around the Fresh Bites pepper at a concentration according to manufacturer instructions, and repeat at regular intervals throughout the growing season.
Fresh Bites Mix 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 - 15 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Inches|
|Spacing: 6 - 8 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Fresh Bites Mix Sweet Pepper Plant|
|Other Name(s): Fresh Bites Mix Sweet Pepper|
|Scientific Name: Pepper 'Fresh Bites Mix'|
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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.