When it comes to growing great plants, yield is the key metric. A high yielding plant not only provides a seemingly endless supply of flavorful fruit, but it’s also an innately satisfying experience for the grower -- an unmistakable confirmation of a job well done. Yield is important, though not all pepper varieties are created equal. The following plant characteristics influence the realized yield...
Some varieties tend to provide a nice, large, bush-like plant (habanero), while others (jalapeno) tend to grow more stick-like with branches splitting off in pairs every 4-12 inches, and still others, have a smaller plant size at maturity (australian lantern) or small fruit (pilli pilli).
Like anything else, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Flavor, size, shape, coloration, disease resistance and production are all worthy aspects in what makes a pepper plant great. The goal is to get the best results from your chosen varieties. As a summary, and to emphasize, below are a few quick tips on getting the most from your plants…
The above provides 80% of what you need to know and is likely enough for most growers. Though, there is more and sometimes the devil is in the details, so feel free to check our Growing Awesome Pepper Plants for our step-by-step guide.
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