Escamillo Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Escamillo'
Escamillo Sweet Pepper fruit
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Height: 28 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Sweet Tapered
Brand: Johnny's Selected Seeds
A high yielding variety, producing beautiful golden yellow, sweet peppers; compact upright habit, perfect for containers and small gardens; sweet flavor profile and thick walls make these stunners great for eating raw, stuffed and fire roasted
Escamillo Sweet Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces green long peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are typically harvested when mature. The fruit will often fade to yellow over time. The peppers have a sweet taste and a crunchy texture.
The peppers are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Escamillo Sweet Pepper will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Escamillo Sweet Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.