Kori F1 Bell Pepper
This is a very vigorous and cold-tolerant blocky red sweet pepper. Kori is a hybrid pepper produced by Royal Seeds Company.
Kori F1 bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop with a long growing season. Peppers are excellent in all sorts of dishes, raw and cooked. It is packaged in 500 seeds per sachet.
Characteristics of Kori F1 Bell Pepper
- Very good fruit-setting
- Matures 75 days from transplanting
- Fruit weight: 180 – 190 grams
- Yield potential: 8 tonnes per acre
- Compact leaves and rapid internode growth
- Long shelf life
- Ideal for greenhouse
- Green fruits turn to deep red fruits rapidly
Resistances/ Tolerances: Tobacco Mosaic Virus (L3) and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
Benefits of Pepper
- Reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration
- Protect against certain chronic diseases
- Delay age-related memory loss
- Reduce the likelihood of anemia
- Promotes a Healthy Heart
- Mitigates Migraines
- Relieves Joint Pain
- Improves Metabolism
- Fights the Flu, Colds, and Fungal Infections
- Prevents Bad Breath
How to Grow Pepper
Growing bell peppers isn’t difficult, but the temperature is an important factor.
- Start pepper seed indoors 7 to 10 weeks before the date you intend to set seedlings into the garden.
- Sow 3 to 4 seeds to a pot or flats in seedlings tray.
- Sow seed ¼ to ½ inch deep.
- Germination takes a warmer environment.
- Keep the seed starting mix moist until seedlings emerge.
- Clip away the weaker seedlings once the strongest seedling is about 5 cm tall.
- Seedlings started indoors should be kept under a grow light or in a sunny window after germination.
- Water to keep the seed starting mix from drying.
- Transfer seedlings to a larger container once they are 5-10 cm tall; be sure that seedlings have sufficient room for root growth. This process is called “potting up.” Continue to pot up seedlings as they outgrow containers—until they are transplanted into the garden or a very large container.
- Space pepper plants 45-61 cm apart. Space rows 61-91 cm apart
- Young peppers transplanted should be 10-15 cm tall.
- Plants started indoors should be acclimatized to outdoor temperatures before transplants. Set plants outdoors for a few hours each day before transplanting to the garden.
- Grow peppers in full sun. Peppers should get 8 hours of sun each day.
- Plant peppers in soil rich in organic matter. Compost or commercial organic planting mix into beds prior to planting.
- The soil should be moisture-retentive but well-draining. Slightly sandy or loamy soil is best.
- Pre-warm the soil before transplanting by placing mulch film over the planting bed for two weeks prior to transplanting peppers. The plastic will transfer solar heat to the soil.
- Set transplants in the garden at the same depth they were growing in the container. Do not plant deeper; buried stem may rot.
- It’s easy to determine when your peppers are ready to harvest. Begin to pick the peppers once they are 7.6 to 10 cm long and the fruit is firm and green.
- After you harvest the first crop of peppers, feel free to fertilize the plants to give them the energy they need to form another crop.
COMMON BELL PEPPER QUESTIONS
Do different-coloured peppers come from different plants?
Surprisingly enough, the green and red bell peppers that we commonly see in markets are actually the same pepper; the red bell peppers have just been allowed to mature on the plant longer, which changes their colour and lets them develop a higher Vitamin C content. More mature peppers also tend to be sweeter than their greener counterparts.