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Capsicum annuum grossum group 'Rainbow'

Sweet pepper

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Plant type





Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Graham Strong, copyright GAP Photos (302570)

Plant details

Sweet peppers, or bell peppers, are annuals that have a lovely bushy growing habit. The fruit are green when immature but turn brilliant colours and shapes as they mature. The thick-walled, sweet fruits of 'Rainbow' come in a range of colours, including cream, yellow, orange, red and purple. They look very good served in salads.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Capsicum

Species: annuum grossum group

Cultivar: Rainbow

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 70cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

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