Bonnie® Plants Bell Pepper Combo, Yellow & Green (2-pack) 2PK | 19.3 oz.

Bonnie® Plants Bell Pepper Combo, Yellow & Green (2-pack)

2PK | 19.3 oz.

These Bonnie Plants Bell Pepper Combo plants are extremely productive, yielding lots of large, bell peppers throughout the growing season. Combo contains one yellow bell pepper plant and one sweet green bell pepper plant. You can enjoy your home-grown peppers sliced, stuffed, frozen, or even fresh. These live plants are ideal to grow in containers placed in areas that receive 6-8 hours of full sun a day. Place plants 18-24 inches apart to provide them with the room they need to grow. When mature, the bell pepper plants will be between 24-36 inches tall with fruits that are 4 1/2 by 4 inches. Maturity is reached in 75-days.

These pepper plants are a hot weather crop that will be damaged by light frost. When harvesting fruits from your vegetable garden, use shears or a sharp knife to avoid damaging the plant. Use Miracle-Gro Soil and Plant Food to grow Bonnie Plants Bell Pepper Combo plants and enjoy your best harvest yet. Get a jump start on growing at home by starting with a young live plant instead of seed with Bonnie Plants.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

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At a glance

Light requirements: Full sun.

Planting: Space 12 to 48 inches apart, depending on type. (See information above for specific recommendations.)

Soil requirements: Peppers need well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Amend soil with 3 to 5 inches of compost or other organic matter prior to planting. Soil pH should be 6.2 to 7.0.

Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist throughout the growing season. Mulch soil to reduce water evaporation.

Frost-fighting plan: Pepper is a hot-weather crop. A light frost will damage plants (28º F to 32º F), and temps below 55º F slow growth and cause leaves to look yellowish. If a surprise late spring frost is in the forecast, protect newly planted seedlings with a frost blanket.

Common issues: Plants drop flowers when daytime temps soar above 90º F. Few pests bother peppers, but keep an eye out for aphids, slugs, pill bugs, and leafminers. Humid weather (especially in gardens with heavy soil that doesn’t drain well) can invite fungal diseases like leafspot.

Harvesting: Check image on plant tag (or at the top of this page) to learn what your pepper looks like when mature. Some peppers turn red, yellow, or other colors at maturity. Others are ready in the green stage, but will turn red if left on plants. Use pruning shears or a sharp knife to cut peppers with a short stub of stem attached. Pulling peppers by hand can cause entire branches to break off. Fruits store longer for fresh use if you don’t remove the stem, which can create an open wound that’s ripe for spoiling.

Storage: Store unwashed (or washed and dried) peppers in the refrigerator in a loosely closed plastic bag. Moisture is a pepper’s enemy and hastens spoiling. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week.

For more information, visit the Peppers page in our How to Grow section.