Yellow Sparkler Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Yellow Sparkler'
Yellow Sparkler Sweet Pepper fruit
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Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Sweet Tapered
A perfect snack sized, super-sweet pepper; Yellow Sparkler produces small fruit, emerging green and maturing to yellow; great flavor profile for eating fresh, as is, or in salads, stuffed and roasted; perfect variety for patio containers and gardens
Yellow Sparkler Sweet Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces small light green peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are typically harvested when mature. The fruit will often fade to yellow over time. The peppers have an exceptionally sweet taste and a crisp texture.
The peppers are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Yellow Sparkler Sweet Pepper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 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 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 does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate 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.
Yellow Sparkler 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.