Description: The Pimento is most often recognized as the stuffing in green olives. Pimento is the Spanish word for pepper and is also called pimiento. They are similar in shape and size to the bell pepper but are more conical and heart-shaped. When mature they are a reddish color. Being sensitive to the cold, planting should be delayed until the danger of frost is past in the spring. Ideal temperatures are 70 to 80 degrees F during the day, and 60 to 70 degrees F at night. Usually, the plants set satisfactory crops when temperatures are between 65 and 80 degrees F and the soil is well-supplied with moisture. Avoid a soggy, water-logged soil condition when growing peppers.
Spacing: Plant 18″ apart.
Height: Grows 24″ to 36″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: These are sweet peppers and add color to accompanying dishes.
Tips: Best when picked at full maturity which is when they turn red. Water plants thoroughly after transplanting. Avoid planting under conditions that will stunt the plants and lead to poor production, such as cold weather, lack of sufficient soil moisture, or lack of sufficient fertilizer. Water deeply but not too often.
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit