DESCRIPTION:  Traditional, elongated shaped Sweet Pepper. Quick to mature from green to red. Productive in a wide temperature range. Takes about 75 days to harvest after transplanting. Plants thrive in warm...
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DESCRIPTION Traditional, elongated shaped Sweet Pepper. Quick to mature from green to red. Productive in a wide temperature range. Takes about 75 days to harvest after transplanting. Plants thrive in warm environments and south facing gardens.

BOTANICAL NAME: Capsicum annuum 'Cubanelle'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 70 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 40 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Insignificant
FLOWERING TIME: N/A
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Edible

Edible Qualities

The Cubanelle is considered a sweet pepper, although its heat can range from mild to very moderate. It is not a very hot pepper. Sweet 6 x 2 in/15 x 5 cm fruit are lime green at the shoulder, slightly tapered to fairly blunt rounded ends. Slightly irregular shaped with firm wavy flesh. Good for processing or fresh market

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Seasoning
  • Sauces

Planting & Growing

Cubanelle Pepper will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated edibles garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. 

Cubanelle Pepper is a good choice for the edible garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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