Sweet Pepper 'Sweet Pickle'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweet Pickle
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Yellow changing to red

Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:



Fresh (salsa, salads)

Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Clinton, Connecticut

Miami, Florida

Sanibel, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Western Springs, Illinois

Garden Plain, Kansas

Frederick, Maryland

Williamsburg, Ohio

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 7, 2010, smileysdynamite from Williamsburg, OH wrote:

I only had one of these this year, but I wish I had more. These peppers are very sweet and ornamental. Different colors on one plant. I waited until orange and they are really sweet.


On May 23, 2006, amandaemily from Gulf Coast,
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Pepper is very finicky and can't handle sudden heat waves.


On Mar 18, 2005, critterologist from Frederick, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a gorgeous little plant! Compact, bushy plants produces loads of 1 1/2 to 2 inch long peppers that are held upright like chili peppers (but these are sweet and very tasty). The peppers ripen to red, but the plant will often have yellow, purple, orange, and red peppers all at the same time.

Very ornamental as well as delicious. As the name suggests, they do make great pickled peppers, but they are also good eats when fresh. They can even be eaten whole, as the seeds are not bitter.

I grew these in a large window box, with potting mix about 7-8" deep, and they did all right, but the ones in my garden bed were much larger and more productive. They are compact enough (12-15" tall & wide in the garden, 8-10" in the window box) to be wonderful contain... read more


On Oct 28, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Introduced in 1997 as an ornamental pepper. Plant produces clusters of 2 X 1 sweet peppers which grow upright and turn from orange, yellow, purple, to red when mature.