- 329 on the Scoville Heat Scale
- 10 Inches Tall
- 14 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
Sweet Heat Pepper is packed with vitamin C and flavor. But it is easy on the tongue, with only a mild heat. The pepper is ready for harvest far ahead of most hot peppers—only 56 days after planting. The pretty red peppers are nearly 4 inches long when ripe and ready for picking, or you can pick some green ones a little early. Sweet Heat is delicious eaten fresh or cooked.
Sweet Heat is at the low end of the heat scale for peppers, with just enough bite. It scores only 329 on the Scoville heat scale. Sweet Heat grows these delicious, mildly hot peppers in a short time on a compact plant. The fruit is an excellent choice for grilling, roasting, snacking or making antipasto.
Sweet Heat Pepper Plant Care
Plant Sweet Heat Pepper where it will get full sun – at least 6 hours each day – and where the soil is warm, fertile and moist. You can warm the soil for a week or so before planting by laying a layer of black mulch above the soil. This pepper is compact enough to grow in containers. Space several of the pepper plants 18 to 24 inches apart to give them plenty of room to grow. Wait to plant until nights are about 60 degrees and all danger of frost has passed.
Growing Sweet Heat Peppers
Sweet Heat will reward growers with deep red, slightly hot peppers within less than 2 months, even sooner for early green peppers. Once the plant is loaded with peppers, be ready to provide some support with a stake or cage. Working some organic matter like compost into the soil at planting and every few weeks during growth will help the soil stay rich and drain well. An organic mulch around the soil also can help retain moisture.
Sweet Heat pepper is small enough to grow easily in a container on the patio, provided it gets plenty of sun. Peppers won't get enough heat and sunlight to grow indoors. The container should be nearly 2 feet wide at the top and at least 18 inches deep.
Watering Sweet Heat Pepper Plants
Peppers like Sweet Heat need regular water, but only in moderation. Overwatering pepper plants or failing to provide soil that drains well can cause the roots to sit in soggy water and the plant to have problems. Slow and consistent watering works best.
Feeding Sweet Heat Pepper Plants
You should not fertilize Sweet Heat Pepper too often or too heavily. That will produce more leaves and less fruit. Once a month is fine; use a balanced fertilizer meant for fruits and vegetables.
Sweet Heat Pepper Plant Information
|Common Name: Sweet Heat Pepper|
|Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum|
|Plant Type: Sweet Pepper|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: 3-4 inches|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 12" (30cm)|
|Height: 10" (25cm)|
|Width: 14" (36cm)|
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