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Old April 16, 2019   #71
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Omaha Zone 5
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Originally Posted by AlittleSalt View Post
Today was pepper transplants plant-out day. April 15th may be the earliest I have planted out pepper plants. Two varieties I planted 2 per 5 gallon bucket. Pretty N Sweet is advertised as being able to grow in a quart pot so I think this will work. The other variety may be a different story. I had two 5 gallon buckets ready for Alma Paprika and 3 Alma plants that are smaller sized than all the other pepper plants I planted out. So, I planted two Alma in a 5 gallon bucket, and 1 in the other bucket. I've never grown them before, so we'll see.


The Alma Paprika peppers that I grew were very tall and not as well branched as some other peppers. I don't recall them being small when they were transplants, but I have several different seed sources in my collection. For the tall plants that I remember, two in a 5 gallon bucket would be fine. Perhaps you have the opportunity to pinch the top of one, I do not in my climate. They were highly prolific for me, but in a "normal" summer, few ripened to make it worth growing. I prefer peppers to ripen to red.
- Lisa
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