How to Grow Yellow Sweet Pepper?

Jan. 18, 2021

Grow some colourful sweet peppers on your balcony for a nice and tasty look. The sweet pepper is a chic variety of pepper that has a square shape.

It is a non-spicy variety of pepper and the fruit comes in different colours, including the common red sweet pepper, yellow sweet pepper, orange sweet pepper and there will even be some reddish-purple varieties.

1. Sow the seeds

Fill the pot with soil and sow the seeds according to the size of the pot (it is best to use the spot method of sowing, which prevents the problem of overcrowding when the plants are growing),  5-7 yellow sweet pepper seeds can usually be sown, then covered with a layer of soil and placed at 25-30°C to wait for sowing and germination.

2. Temperature and light

Colourful sweet peppers are short-day crops. They are light tolerant compared to other aubergines and fruit vegetables. It needs a certain growing temperature. The growing temperature during the back planting period is 25-30°C and not less than 18°C at night, and during the flowering and fruiting period not less than 21-26°C during the day and not less than 15°C at night. Therefore, care and temperature must be controlled when planting.

 Yellow Sweet Pepper

3. Fertilisation

Colorful sweet pepper to nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium absorption ratio of 4:1:3. before the fruiting to control the moisture, after the results to keep the soil moist. During the fruiting period, fertilise 2-4 times according to the growth trend, and you can foliar spray 0.5% potassium dihydrogen phosphate 2-3 times. From flowering to early fruiting, foliar sprays of 0.2% borax twice will improve fruiting rates.

4. Branch and leaf management 

Potted cut colourful sweet peppers are generally left with 2 main branches. Other side branches need to be removed to help the main plant absorb enough nutrients.

5. Watering

The root system of the multicoloured sweet pepper is very underdeveloped and is not drought or flood tolerant. Its water requirements are characterised by the fact that the plants themselves do not require much water, but they need to be watered frequently to increase production.

6. Pest and disease control

Disease control: The main diseases are epidemics, which can be sprayed with Clorox and alum: virus diseases can be controlled with virus A and virus times: grey poison is generally controlled with Nonglycin times.

The main pests are aphids, leaf snails (red spiders) and tea yellow snails, which can be controlled with 800 times of Viaseline and Emmerox; the smoke borer can be controlled with times of Nongdile and times of Kardex.

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