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I was walking around Poinciana, looking for things to photograph, and I spotted a Green Bell Pepper plant, growing in front of an apartment building. This plant had one large pepper on it, and two small peppers on it. This plant, also had 2 or more plant diseases on it, that I saw. Kingdom: Plantae Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Solanales Family: Solanaceae Genus: Capsicum Species: C. annum - Bell pepper is the common name for a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annum, widely cultivated for there edible, bell-shaped fruits, which are characterized by a glossy exterior of different colors, including red, yellow, green, and orange. Family: Solanaceae - are characterized by five-petaled flowers, typically conical or funnelform, and alternate or alternate to opposite leaves.
Bell peppers, are tender plants, that thrive in warm weather. Late summer and fall, are best harvest times, but they are grown and available year round. Ideal growing conditions for bell peppers, include warm soil, 21 to 29 C ( 70 to 84 F ), that is kept moist, but not waterlogged. Bell peppers, are sensitive to an abundance of moisture and extreme temperatures. Extremely moist soils, can cause seedlings to " damp-off ", and reduce germination. The plants are sensitive to frost. For flowering, Capsicum are a non-photoperiod-sensitive crop. The flowers can self-pollinate. However, at extremely high temperature, 92 to 100 F ( 33 to 38 C ), pollen loses viability, and flowers are much less likely to pollinate successfully. Sun Exposure: Full Sun - Soil Type: Loamy - Soil PH: Neutral - Bell peppers, are a tender, warm-season crop. Bell pepper plants, need at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight, per day. The green bell pepper, is a heat-loving vegetable, that requires a long, frost-free season, and full sun. Proper watering will enhance good production. Soak the soil throughly when watering, applying at least one inch each week, during the growing season.
I was walking around Poinciana, looking for things to photograph, when I spotted a Green Bell Pepper plant, growing in front of an apartment building. This plant, had one large pepper on it, and two small peppers on it. This plant, also had 2 or more plant diseases on it, that I saw.
Spotted on Nov 4, 2016
Submitted on Nov 4, 2016