Pepper - Gypsy
AAS Winner! A medium size plant with a continuous fruiting habit that will produce high yields of yellow, wedge-shaped 3-5" peppers tapering to a blunt nose. Great for frying, grilling, stuffing or fresh in salads. Good disease resistance with excellent foliage cover for the fruits.
Water Day/Week -- Water frequently for 2 weeks after setting plants in the garden to establish a good root system. Do not allow pepper plants to wilt; this can stress your plants, reducing yields. A slow, deep watering at the roots about once a week is fine (including Mother Nature's contributions) unless your plants are wilting.
Harvest -- You can start to pick when the fruits are yellow, or leave on the plants until they change from orange to red.
Spacing -- 24 to 36" apart
Exposure -- Full Sun
Mature Size -- 60 - 65 days
Feature -- Intensely Sweet
Heirloom Variety -- No
Kid-Friendly -- Yes
Container Friendly -- No
Soil pH -- 6.0 to 6.5
Time to plant -- After danger of frost has passed and temperatures warm
Fertilizer -- Wait until the plants bloom before using fertilizer. Apply 5-10-10 at the recommended rate for pepper plants. Do not over-fertilize and use a low nitrogen mix unless soil test indicates lack of nitrogen.
Pests to avoid -- Aphids, cutworms, tomato hornworm, whiteflies, spider mites
Companions -- Tomatoes, carrots, onion, basil, parsley, marjoram, oregano and petunias
Avoid planting by -- Fennel, beans and cabbage family (especially kohlrabi)