Capsicum annum 'Redskin'

Capsicum annum 'Redskin'

Sweet pepper

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Capsicum annum 'Redskin'
  • Common name: Sweet pepper
  • Plant type: Vegetable
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 65cm

Spread: 40cm

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Sweet peppers, or bell peppers, are easy to grow as long as they are given a long growing season and plenty of warm summer sunshine. The fruit are green when immature but turn brilliant colours as they develop. Capsicum annum 'Redskin' is a  is a compact sweet pepper, ideal for growing on a windowsill or in pots on the patio. The medium-sized shiny green fruit turns brilliant red as it matures.

For best results grow Capsicum annum 'Redskin' in moist but well-drained soil or compost, in full sun. Feed weekly with a potash-rich fertiliser as soon as the flowers appear. For the sweetest flavour, harvest when red. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Collect seed
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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