Botanical Name: Capsicum annuumDescription:
Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum
Chef Jeff's Tips: Sweet or hot, there is a pepper for almost every culinary need. They may have different characteristics, but they have very similar growing habits. They do best in slightly acidic soil, full sun, and need plenty of moisture. If peppers do not get enough moisture, they tend to drop their flower sets. Pepper fruits tend to set up when nighttime temperatures are between 60-70 degrees. Be careful when harvesting. Peppers tend to have delicate branches, use a knife to remove the fruits to avoid snapping off a branch when picking.