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Diamond Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Diamond'

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Diamond Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Diamond') at Roger's Gardens

Diamond Pepper fruit

Diamond Pepper fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Sweet Bell

Description:

Beautiful sturdy plants produce 4" wide bell peppers that dazzle in sunny containers and gardens; sweet, medium-thick-walled translucent white peppers develop to buttery yellow and finally mature to scarlet red; great for snacking, salads and roasting

Edible Qualities

Diamond Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces white peppers (which are technically 'berries') with buttery yellow overtones which can be harvested at any point. The fruit will often fade to scarlet over time. The peppers have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Diamond Pepper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 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 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Diamond 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. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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