• Best grown in deep, medium textured sandy loam or loamy, well-drained soil
  • Rotate away from fields that have had solanaceous crops within the past 3-4 years
  • Space transplants 12-16” apart
  • Benefit from trellising
  • Grow best in pH 5.8-6.6


  • Aphids
  • Flea beetles
  • Pepper maggots
  • Thrips
  • European corn borer


  • Blossom end rot
  • Bacterial leaf spot
  • Phytophthora blight
  • Anthracnose
  • Tobacco mosaic virus


  • Harvest after 60-90 days
  • Harvest continuously as peppers reach full size


  • 14-21 day shelf life
  • Cool after harvesting
  • Store between 47-55 degrees Fahrenheit and 90-95% humidity


Year Variety Date Planted Date Harvested Days to Harvest Yield (lbs/sq. ft)

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