Maxibell Sweet Pepper Seeds
This is a refined open-pollinated sweet pepper seed that is ideal for both greenhouse and open fields. Maxibell sweet pepper is produced by Royal Seeds Company. Maxibell is a standard glossy green blocky fruit with a heavy fruiting ability.
Characteristics of Maxibell Sweet Pepper
- Maturity 75 days from transplanting
- Fruit weight 120-150 grams
- Yield potential 8 tonnes per acre
- Long shelf life
- Ideal for both greenhouse and open field
- Deep green coloured fruits
- Standard glossy green blocky fruits
Resistances / Tolerances
- Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TM1)
- Downy Mildew
- Purple Blotch Tolerance
- Anthocyanin Tolerance
Benefits Of Sweet Pepper
- Reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration
- Protect against certain chronic diseases
- Delay age-related memory loss
- Reduce the likelihood of anaemia
- Promotes a healthy heart
- Mitigates migraines
- Relieves joint pain
- Improves metabolism
- Fights the Flu, Colds and Fungal Infections
- Prevents bad breath
How To Grow Sweet 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 a seedlings tray.
- Sow seed ¼ to ½ inch deep.
- Germination is best in a warmer environment.
- Keep the seed starting mix just 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 grow light or in a sunny window after germination.
- Availability of water to keep the seed starting to 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 them to the farm.
- 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.