- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant is one of the sweetest peppers available. This pepper produces abundant 3” fruit that redden as they mature and ripen. Fruit can be picked green at 60 days and will continue to ripen. Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant has an apple-like flavor like its Red Delicious namesake. Plants have an upright, branching habit and produce small, white flowers. Red Delicious Sweet Peppers are easy to grow and disease resistant. Since the peppers are sweet, they have a zero Scoville heat rating and are perfect for salads, stuffing, grilling, or eating raw on their own.
Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant Care
Plant Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant outdoors after the last threat of frost and when the soil temperature is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant it in fertile, well-drained soil in a full sun location. Add compost and fertilizer to the planting hole to provide young starts with added nutrition. Provide a trellis or cage support at the time of planting. Young plants can be pinched to encourage bushier growth or to force energy into producing larger, more delicious fruit. Harvest fruit when mature to promote new growth and flowering.
Growing Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant
Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plants take 80 days to mature from seed. They prefer full sun with at least 6 hours of direct light a day. Plants will reach 18 - 24 inches tall and 24 - 30 inches wide. If planting multiple peppers or other plants, give peppers at least 22 inches of space. Seeds can be started indoors 6 weeks prior to the last frost date. Red Delicious Sweet Pepper plants do best outdoors and should not be grown indoors unless provided with 8 hours of direct sunlight.
Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plants perform well in a vegetable garden with adequate space and sun exposure. Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plants can also be grown in containers. Select a pot 14” in diameter for each plant. If planting in a mixed edible container, Red Delicious Sweet Pepper plants can act as the thriller feature and should be given a larger container to support additional plants.
Watering Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant
Red Delicious Sweet Pepper plants have average water needs and should be watered every 2-3 days depending on rain accumulation and temperature. Water when the soil is dry; check for moisture by inserting your finger into the soil. Water only at the root zone to prevent disease and ideally with drip irrigation or a soaker hose in the morning or evening.
Feeding Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant
Peppers can be heavy feeders; fertilize this one with a vegetable-specific fertilizer one or two times a month. Add compost at the time of planting to start plants off with a nutrition boost.
Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches|
|Spacing: 22 - 30 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: Red Delicious Sweet Pepper Plant|
|Other Name(s): Red Delicious Sweet Pepper|
|Scientific Name: Pepper 'Red Delicious'|
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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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.