Many of the cultural practices for peppers are the same as for tomatoes. Hot, dry weather often causes young buds, blossoms, and immature fruits to drop. Mosaic is often a problem and can be controlled by growing resistant varieties.
Harvest the pepper fruits when they are firm.
|Crop||Amount for 100
ft of row
|Variety recommended for use in Illinois||Days to harvest||Resistant to|
|Peppers||50-75 plants or 1 packet seed||Sweet|
|Super Chili Hybrid||75|
|Vegetable||Hardiness||Recommended planting period for central Illinois (b)||Time to grow from seed to field (c)|
|Pepper||Very tender||May 10-June 1||May 10||8-10|
|Vegetable||Spacing in row|
|Seed to sow per foot||Distance between plants when thinned or transplanted||Distance between rows||Planting depth|