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Sweet Pepper 'Mini Bell Improved Mix'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group), Bell Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

The latest breeding development in mini sweet peppers, all the way from the USA! This three colour mix of orange red and chocolate, just gets better and better. Each plant produces small but stocky, blocky fruits. Ideal for UK greenhouse and patio growing. What's more, the bigger the pot you give them, the bigger they get and the heavier they crop. For easy maintenance we recommend planting in a 2 litre pot to keep plants at around 1m (3') high. Well branched plants produce high numbers of deliciously sweet mini peppers for snacking, lunchboxes, salads and stir fries. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread 35cm (14").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (6 sweet pepper seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.49

Sow sweet pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space sweet pepper plants at a distance of 45cm (18") apart.

Water sweet pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season and feed weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser once the first fruits have set. Taller varieties of sweet peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest peppers singly by cutting them from the plant with secateurs. Peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Great results after years of trying with other varieties

    By Philip Rigg 28-09-2016

    I've tried and failed to successfully grow sweet peppers in my greenhouse for years, which was really disappointing as my daughter loves them in her lunch box. I've even tried grafted plants with little success. This year I tried Sweet Pepper 'Mini Bell Improved Mix' and they have been brilliant! The peppers aren't the biggest, but my daughter loves the flavour, and they are ideal for lunch boxes. The vigorous plants are about four feet tall and covered in fruits. They have been a bit slow to ripen - but I've put this down to the lousy summer. I will definitely be growing these again!

    Faye
    29-09-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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