Cali Wonder Green Pepper


  • Full Sun
    • 8 Hours of direct light


  • Zone 8 - 11


  • Requires 1 - 2 inches of water per week. Water when the top 2” of topsoil is dry.

  • When initially transplanting, make sure the pepper is getting ample water until the root system has fully developed (3 - 5 weeks)
  • Once roots have established, water every other day or as needed based on the climate
  • Peppers require more water when they start producing fruit
  • Place mulch around carrots to help retain moisture and keep the soil cool


  • Perfect for the garden or a 5 gallon pot


  • Plant between April 1st - June 1st.
  • Dig a hole 6-8 inches deep and 10-12 inches wide. Place the seedling in the middle and aerate the soil around the hole thoroughly 


  • Between Plants: 18-24 inches
  • Between Rows: 30 inches


  • Height: 3 - 6 feet
  • Width: 18 - 24 inches 

Harvest time

  • 65 - 90 days


  • Well-drained soil composition:
    • ⅓ compost or humus
    • ⅓ drainage and aeration material (perlite or vermiculite)
    • ⅓ water retaining material (peat moss, coco coir or other wetting agent)
  • Preferred pH: 5.8 - 6.5


  • Fertilize when initially transplanting with 10-10-10 NPK (dry fertilizer only), compost or aged manure
  • Fertilize with 5-10-10 NPK when peppers start blooming


  • Crisp, thick flesh with a mild pleasant flavor


  • Plant next to basil, coriander, onions, spinach and tomatoes


  • DO NOT plant next to beans and kohlrabi


  • DO NOT plant peppers, tomatoes, potatoes or eggplants at the same location where peppers were planted last year

  • Consider planting any of the following where you planted peppers the previous year:
    • Carrot (Umbelliferae) - celery, carrots, parsley
    • Legume (Leguminosae) - peas, beans, lentils
    • Mustard/Brassica (Cruciferae) - broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, turnips, radishes.
    • Sunflower (Compositae) - lettuce, artichokes.
    • Cucurbit (Cucurbitaceae) - pumpkins, melons, squash, gourds, cucumbers.
    • Allium (Amaryllidaceae) - onions, garlic, leeks.
    • Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) - spinach, Swiss chard, beets.


  • Peppers like to grow in pairs to provide shade for one another.
  • Use garden stakes to help support pepper plants that are leaning over.
  • Harvest when the peppers are a darker green than the stalks and generally 3-5 inches long.