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Sweet Peppers: Seeds & Plants

Sweet Pepper Seeds from Gurney's

Easy to grow, nutritious and so easy to incorporate into salsas, salads and other recipes, sweet peppers are a top choice among gardeners. Gurney's carries a wide selection of sweet peppers including banana, sweet bell, cubanelle and mini bells. At Gurney's, we grow a wide variety of sweet peppers in our test gardens—so our sweet pepper seeds for sale and sweet pepper plants for sale represent the best in taste, garden performance and productivity. Generations of gardeners have trusted Gurney's to supply the best varieties and top-quality sweet pepper seeds and plants.

Choosing the Right Sweet Pepper Plants

Before choosing sweet pepper plants, take into account your gardening site. Sweet pepper plants perform best when they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily and are planted in well-drained soil. Sweet pepper plants can be grown in the garden, raised beds, containers or Grow Tubs. If you have limited space or are growing sweet pepper plants in containers, consider more compact varieties. Next consider how you want to use your sweet peppers. Because they're available in a wide variety of shapes, colors and flavors, many gardeners grow several varieties of sweet pepper plants.

Sweet Pepper Seeds: Getting the Most out of Your Purchase

Gurney's offers both sweet pepper seeds for sale and sweet pepper plants for sale. If growing a lot of sweet pepper plants, then it's often most economical to buy sweet pepper seeds and start the plants indoors; if you want to try just a few plants or a few plants of different varieties, then buying sweet pepper plants is a convenient option.

Getting Started with Sweet Pepper Plants

Sweet peppers are a warm season vegetable, and most gardeners start sweet pepper seeds indoors in the spring and then transplant the seedlings to the garden. Others buy pepper plants and plant them in the garden once the danger of frost has passed.

How Long do Sweet Pepper Plants Live

While most gardeners treat sweet pepper plants as annuals, they're actual perennials. The trick is to bring sweet pepper plants indoors in the fall before the first frost. If protected from frost and cold weather, sweet pepper can live for a few years.

How Tall do Sweet Pepper Plants Grow

While sweet pepper plants vary in size depending on their variety and growing conditions, most sweet pepper plants grow 18-36 in. tall.

How Often Should Sweet Pepper Plants be Watered

Sweet pepper plants should receive 1-2 inches of water weekly. If the plants are mulched, then less water may be needed. Hot weather may increase watering needs.

How Long Does it Take Sweet Pepper Plants to Grow

Sweet peppers generally mature and bear fruit in less time than hot peppers. The time it takes from transplanting to the garden to maturity varies, but is generally 2-4 months, depending on the variety and the weather conditions.

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