Pepper, Cubanelle

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Geography/History:
Cubanelle is another type of sweet pepper that is a yellow/green when at its youngest and a vivid red color at its most mature. The flesh of a cubanelle can be quite thin and is a longer fruit than the bell pepper. Cubanelles are widely used in Puerto Rican recipes although it is the Dominican Republic that is currently the chief exporter of the pepper.

Nutritional Value:
The cubanelle pepper is a sweet, mild pepper. Cubanelle peppers provide an excellent source of vitamins A & C.

Sun:                              Full
Spacing:                      12″ – 18″
Height:                        8” to 12”
Optimum Soil Ph:    6 to 8.5
Days To Maturity:    70 -80
Sowing Method:       Start Indoors

Planting/Growing Tips:

Start seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before your last frost date.  Plant approx. 1/4″ deep in individual cells or 4″ pots.  Be sure to keep them in a warm place so that the soil temperature stays above 75°.  Provide plenty of light once seeds have germinated.  Young heirloom pepper plants like it to stay warm and will develop well if kept happy.

Only transplanted after the seedlings have shown several sets of their true leaves and only once you are sure the outside soil temperature is consistently above 65°.

 

 

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