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Spicy exchange / 2023

How long do peppers take to grow?

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How long do they take?

When it comes to growing peppers, the question of how long they take to reach maturity is often met with the familiar response: “It depends.”

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Seed providers use this metric to indicate the duration from a particular stage of the pepper plant’s growth. If they don't specify, assume that it means the duration from the time of transplant, not seeding.

What does "days to harvest" mean?

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On average, it can range from approximately 14 days to 2 or 3 months. Most Capsicum annuum peppers, which include varieties like bell peppers and jalapeños,  take around 35 to 50 days from flowering to full maturity.

How long do they take to grow after flowering?

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So how long do they take to grow from seed to fruit?

The duration for peppers to grow from seed to mature, ripe fruit can vary depending on the specific pepper variety and the information provided on the seed packet. It can take anywhere from approximately 100 to 265 days

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Lunchbox mix peppers: 55+ days Shishito: 60+ days Candy cane chocolate cherry: 65-75 days Biquinho: 70+ days

Quick to mature mild peppers:

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Quick to mature medium peppers

Bulgarian carrot pepper - 70+ days NuMex twilight - 70+ days Serranos - 75+ days Buena Mulata - 75-80 days

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Chocolate Fatalii - 70+ days Peach habanero - 75+ days Big sun habanero - 80+ days Burning bush - 85+ days Lemon habanero - 90+ days

Quick to mature hot peppers:

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Quick to mature super-hot peppers

Bane Strain peach - 90+ days Pepper "B" mustard - 90+ days Carolina reaper - 90 - 150 days Apocalypse scorpion - 90-120 days Naga viper - 100+ days

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Bell pepper - 75+ days Jalapeño - 65+ days Serrano - 75+ days Cayenne - 80+ days Habanero - 90-100 days Ghost pepper - 150+ days

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