Cubanelle Pepper (Garden Starter Plant)
This yellow-green to red tapered fruit is prized for a sweet, mild flesh that is growing in popularity because of its rich flavor and pretty colors for frying and cooking. The thin-walled pepper is especially suited for quick cooking. Popular in dishes of Spanish, Italian, and Slavic descent, many cooks prefer it to bell types. In the garden, Cubanelle peppers are unique, often growing in imperfect shapes and changing color from green/yellow to shades of orange to red. Don’t be surprised if the some of the peppers curl and twist a bit. No two seem to ever be alike — it’s part of of their charm.
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 5 inches long
- Matures: 62 to 65 days
- Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.