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Sweet Pepper Seeds - Sweet Sunshine F1

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5 Seeds.

Other Names - Bell Peppers, Capsicum…

  • Superb edible variety, ideal for hanging baskets and patio containers with it's ornamental and stunning appearance.
  • Very vigorous, with one plant producing up to 280 small pointed orange fruits
  • An easy to grow trailing variety

Suitable For - Vegetable plot, greenhouse, container garden, conservatory, hanging baskets

Sowing Months - February - April

Harvest - July - October

Gardening is about finding the right balance! Try growing Companion Plants close by to help deter pests.

  • Amaranth is great for attracting the ground beetle. This predatory beetle eats slugs, snails, slug and snail eggs, caterpillars and weed seed.
  • One of the best plants for attracting pollinating insects into the area is the Phacelia. It also attracts aphid eating insects such as ladybirds and lacewings. At the end of the season it can be dug into the soil as a green manure.
  • Nasturtiums - aphids are attracted to this plant. Grow these flowers close by as a sacrificial plant. If there are aphids in the area the nasturtiums will help to draw the pests away from the crop.
  • The strong smell of French marigolds will help to deter the whitefly. Grow close by in pots, hanging baskets or direct in the ground.
  • Calendula (Pot marigold) attracts predatory insects such as lacewings, ladybirds and hoverflies who love to feast on aphids.

Soil Preperation

When growing sweet peppers direct in the ground, the soil needs to be fertile and moisture retentive. Add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few months before planting. Add some general purpose organic fertilizer 1 - 2 weeks before planting and remove any weeds. For container growing, use a good quality compost. As containers tend to dry out fast and compost is difficult to re - hydrate once dry, try adding some vermiculite to the growing medium. Vermiculite particles act like little sponges absorbing and storing water and nutrients making them readily available for the plants roots as and when needed. It will also help to reduce the need for watering as often.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial, grown as an annual Module Grown & Transplants
Type F1 - Trailing variety Distance between plants 50 cm
Position Full sun, sheltered, warm location Distance between rows 50 cm
Average height 50 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 40 cm Sowing distance between plants N/A
Hardiness Half hardy Distance between rows N/A
Overwintering No Sowing depth 0.5 cm
Soil Ph 6.5 - 7.0 Germination temperature 18 to 25℃
    Days to germination 10 - 20 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow sweet pepper seeds in a seed tray or if only 2 - 3 plants are required sow in a small pot. Leave at least 2 - 3 cm between each seed. Ensure enough heat is introduced to allow for good germination. To encourage strong growth, as soon as germination starts move the seedlings to an area with good daylight exposure, a warm windowsill or warm greenhouse is ideal. At this stage they will still need warmth to develop. After 3 - 4 weeks transplant the seedlings into 5 cm pots (pricking out).
To prick out, use a pencil or dibber to help loosen the compost around the seedlings. Tease each seedling out carefully with as much intact root as possible. Hold the seedling by its leaves to prevent any root or stem damage. With the pencil or dibber make one deep hole in the compost in each 5cm pot. Sink one seedling into each hole so that its lowest leaves are just above compost level. This will allow for new roots to sprout out of the buried stem, which will help to strengthen the plant. Firm the compost around each seedling and water well.
Ensure the newly planted seedlings have access to as much daylight as possible. Keep the seedling warm and away from cold draughts. After 10 - 14 days repot into 8 - 10 cm pots. In late April / May (depending on the temperature) plant out into their final growing position. Before planting out harden off over 7 - 10 days to help reduce shock. Plant at the distance suggested above.

Direct Sowing

Sweet peppers need a substantial amount of heat to germinate and develop. For this reason it is not advisable to sow direct in the ground.

Growing On

If the young plants are destined to be grown in the ground plant at the distance suggested above. Newly planted peppers will benefit from a covering of horticultural fleece or a clear polythene cloche. For container grown plants, plant one sweet pepper in a 20 - 30 cm container with good quality compost and some vermiculite.
For growbags, plant 2 sweet pepper plants per growbag. Once planted water well. Sink a strong cane near each stem. This will help to support the branches and the fruits as the plant grows larger. Water well and often in hot weather especially if growing in containers or growbags. Lack of water will significantly reduce the yield. Sweet peppers will benefit from being fed regularly to top up the nutrients in the surrounding soil or compost.
A homemade organic liquid feed can easily be made from steeping some comfrey leaves in some water over a few days. The liquid fertilizer produced is an excellent source of nutrients especially suited for fruiting plants.
As the plants grow larger loosely tie the branches to the cane for additional support. No trimming is required. Do not remove any side-shoots or growing points as the plants will naturally grow into a bush shape.


Green unripe peppers are less sweet in flavour however they are still suitable for eating at this stage. If mature fruits are preferred they will need to be left on the plant for longer, over a few weeks the colour will start to change. Pick the fruits regularly to encourage more peppers to grow. Avoid pulling on the plants when harvesting, harvest by cutting the fruit stem with a sharp knife or scissors.
Sweet pepper plants will continue to produce fruits up until the first autumn frosts arrive. The fruits can be stored in the fridge for 1 - 2 weeks.
To extend the growing season move pot grown plants indoors into a greenhouse or conservatory.


Make your own liquid fertilizer. The leaves of the Comfrey plant can be used to make a nutrient rich liquid fertilizer which is ideal for fruiting plants.

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