Peppers - Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide - University of Illinois Extension


black pepper

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
Bell Boy 70
Camelot 67
Cardinal 70
Lady Bell 72
Sweet Banana 70
Sunnybrook 73 Bacterial Spot
Anaheim 78
Ancho 88
Cayenne 70
Hungarian Wax 70
Jalapeno 80
Mexibell Hybrid 70
Super Chili Hybrid 75
Vegetable Hardiness Recommended planting period for central Illinois (b) Time to grow from seed to field (c)
For  overall
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
inches inches inches
Pepper ….. 18-24 18-24 (d)