How to grow: Peppers
Pest management: Pepper cultural tips, pests, and diseases
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
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.