Organic Sweet Pepper Californian Wonder
Sweet Pepper Californian Wonder: Capsicum annuum
- Red/Green blocky pepper
- High yielding, strong crop with a good taste.
- Sow: December-April
- Harvest: July-October
Californian Wonder has been around since the 1920s and is still the largest open-pollinated heirloom bell pepper you can buy. High yielding these red/green blocky peppers have tender, mild and sweet flavour. 60 to 70cm tall plants ideal for pots or growbags on a sunny balcony or patio.
Sow: Sweet Peppers need a long growing season so start as early as you can heated undercover or on a sunny windowsill. Surface sow on a good organic compost at temperature from 20-22°C. Transplant into 8cm pots when the first true leaves appear. Plant outdoors in pots, grow bags or borders after the last frost.
Grow: Prefers full sun and well draining soil. Water consistently and feed with tomato fertiliser weekly after first fruits have set.
Harvest: July to September. Approx. 70 days from transplanting to first harvest. Pick when fruits are green to encourage more to follow and leave to ripen to red.