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Bell pepper 'King of the North'

Capsicum annuum 'King of the North'

Sweet pepper, Bell pepper (Eng.), Soetrissie (Afr.)

King of the North is an easy to grow, low-maintenance sweet red pepper that is ideal for stuffing. It's known for producing good sized peppers in short, cool seasons and strong plants produce high yields.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

The first peppers will begin to set 60-70 days after planting seedlings. Pods will change in colour from green to red as they ripen. Wait until the fruits are about 7-10 cm before cutting them from the stem. Picking smaller peppers early in the season often provides a longer, more prolific harvest.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds indoors in spring or directly in summer, 6-10 mm deep and 30-45 cm apart. Germination takes 10-28 days. Transplant seedlings when they have their first pair of true leaves and are 5 cm tall

Special features

Crop rotation
King of the North is a heavy feeder and needs a lot of nutrients. Rotate with other vegetable groups like light feeders(salads), root crops or N-fixers(beans and peas).

Geography

Origin
Central America
Natural climate
Warm to hot

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Solanaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Cutworms, tomato hornworms, flea beetles, and aphids. Pests can be removed with a forceful spray from a water hose, or plants can be treated with insecticidal soap.

Companion plants

Tomatoes, basil

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