UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Peppers

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Assorted Chile Peppers

How to grow: Peppers

Pest management: Pepper cultural tips, pests, and diseases

The Basics

When to plant: Mid to late April–June. For best results, wait until night time temperatures are consistently warm.

Harvest window: Pick pods at the right color for each variety. Some are best eaten green, others have more flavor when pods are red, orange or yellow.

Care overview: Growing Great Peppers and Chiles

Videos:

Some Recommended Varieties for Santa Clara County*

See our list of Spring Garden Market pepper varieties for varieties that we have found perform well here.

* Many other varieties may also do well here in Santa Clara County. This list is based on UC Master Gardener trials, taste tests, and feedback from local growers.

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