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Giant Aconcagua Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Giant Aconcagua'

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Giant Aconcagua Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Giant Aconcagua') at Roger's Gardens

Giant Aconcagua Pepper fruit

Giant Aconcagua Pepper fruit

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Sweet Tapered

Description:

Lovely upright, bushy plants produce high yields of cubanelle type peppers; 10-12" elongated light green fruit matures to bright red; sweet, fruity and crunchy peppers, wonderful at any stage; superb when grilled, stuffed or roasted

Edible Qualities

Giant Aconcagua Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces large light green long peppers (which are technically 'berries') with orange 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
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Giant Aconcagua 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 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 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.

Giant Aconcagua 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.

 
 
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