Pepper - Romanian Sweet
This pepper has excellent flavor. The beautiful, 4" by 2" tapered fruits start out ivory-colored (60 days), turn orange, then mature to red (80 days). All three color stages can appear at once. The sweet, full flavored peppers are perfect for salads, grilling, or roasting. Heavy yielding, may need staking for support.
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 -- These peppers are ready to harvest from the ivory stage (60 days) to the red stage (80 days).
Spacing -- 18 to 24" apart
Exposure -- Full Sun
Mature Size -- 60 to 80 days
Feature -- Prolific Producer
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)