Roumanian Rainbow Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Roumanian Rainbow'
Roumanian Rainbow Pepper fruit
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Sweet Bell
Unique colorful fruit, creating visual impact to any garden or container; peppers emerge cream, changing to yellow and ripening to red, creating a rainbow of color during the season; sweet and crunchy flavor, perfect for fresh eating or adding to salads
Roumanian Rainbow Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces creamy white oblong peppers (which are technically 'berries') with yellow overtones which can be harvested at any point. The fruit will often fade to red 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
Roumanian Rainbow Pepper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 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 is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Roumanian Rainbow 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.