Sweet Pepper ‘Redskin’

Family: Solanaceae

Sweet Pepper ‘Redskin’ (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) F1) is a naturally dwarf sweet pepper cultivar.  These diminutive looking plants produce large sized green fruit that start off green but eventually ripen to red.  The Royal Horticultural Society has awarded Sweet Pepper ‘Redskin’ with an Award of Garden Merit; a coveted accolade that recognises this plants ability to perform well, given the appropriate growing conditions.

Sow Sweet Pepper ‘Redskin’ seeds from early spring, through until the middle of spring (from the start of February to April, in the UK).  Warm temperatures of 18C-21C (65F-70F) are required for germination; accordingly these sweet pepper seeds are best sown in containers of peat-free compost in the warmth of a heated propagator, or in the protection of your glasshouse or conservatory, or alternatively on sunny a window sill.

Sweet peppers thrive in a warm and sunny environment.  These vegetables need to be watered regularly, during the growing season.  I find it’s best to water sweet peppers early in the morning, so the plants’ roots are not sitting in water overnight.  Plant in moist but well-drained soils or in containers of peat free compost.  Avoid wet or waterlogged soils.

Sweet Pepper ‘Redskin’ produces naturally small and compact sweet pepper plants that make superb container plants.  This is an excellent choice of vegetable to grow in a window box, or as a pot plant on a sunny patio.  If you’re looking to grow edible plants indoors, ‘Redskin’ is an ideal choice; this sweet pepper cultivar makes a fantastic houseplant and conservatory plant.

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