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PlantFiles: Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Cherry Pick'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherry Pick

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)
Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive FormerFF On Dec 29, 2011, FormerFF from Mountain Park, GA wrote:

We've grown these for the last two years. The first year we had moderate success. This year we realized that these plants need regular fertilizer and had excellent results despite a late start. They will set more fruit than they can grow to maturity, so plan on pinching off some of the blossoms. We let ours ripen to red on the bush, but if you pick them green, they will ripen indoors. The ripe peppers are sweet with a distinctive taste. We get a high germination rate with a heated germination tray, and have had no problems transplanting seedlings.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 10, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 68 day 1 1/4 inch round green to red cherry type hybrid available from Tomato Growers Supply.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Roswell, Georgia

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