Pepper Jupiter is an open-pollinated blocky pepper turning red at maturity. It is a medium-early, consistently high-yielding variety that produces large, very blocky fruits. The fruits are predominantly 4 lobed and are well-covered by a medium-strong plant.
Features of Pepper Jupiter
- The fruit has a medium-thick wall
- The average fruit weight is 170g.
- Jupiter is recommended for open field production and green picking.
- Earliness: medium early
- Maturity: 76 days after transplanting p
- Plant: medium-strong dense canopy, good cover, good fruit setting.
- Fruit: very blocky predominantly 4 lobed medium thick-walled firm average size 11 x 11 cm dark green turning red at maturity
- Average fruit weight: 170g
- Disease resistance: HR: Tm: 0/TMV
- Set pepper plant seedlings out after the last spring frost. They grow well in raised beds, containers, and in-ground gardens.
- Plant them 18 to 24 inches apart in a sunny, well-drained spot. Pepper plants need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.
- Mix compost or other organic matter into the soil when planting.
- Water immediately after planting, then regularly throughout the season. Aim for a total of 1-2 inches per week (more when it’s hotter).
- Mix a continuous-release fertilizer into the soil at planting and replenish as directed during the growing season.
- Spread mulch (such as chopped leaves or straw) around the plants to help keep the soil cool and moist.
- Support each pepper plant with a stake or small tomato cage, to help bear the weight of the fruit once it begins to produce.
- Harvest peppers with shears or a knife, then store in the fridge. Be sure to pick all peppers before the first fall frost comes.