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
- 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.