‘Greek Bellpepper Yellow’

Sweet Pepper / Piment Doux / Πιπεριά


Common Name: Sweet Pepper / Piment Doux / Πιπεριά

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum


Plant’s cycle: grown as an annual but in home gardens sometimes a short-term perennial

Light Requirement: full sun

Soil type: fertile well-drained soil of any kind. pH: 4.3 – 8.3

Sowing in nursery: February/March

Direct Planting: April (direct seeding is rarely practiced)

Germination: 20 to 30 days after sowing (20ºC)

Harvest: 150 days after sowing

Spacing: 20cm/40cm/1cm deep  


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: Self-pollinated and cross-pollinated by insects

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 3 years


Edible Parts: Fruit; Seeds

Medicine: Antidiarrhoeal;  Antiemetic;  Antihaemorrhoidal;  Antirheumatic;  Antispasmodic;  Appetizer;  Digestive;  Irritant;  

Rubefacient;  Sialagogue

It is taken internally in the treatment of the cold stage of fevers, debility in convalescence or old age, varicose veins, asthma and digestive problems. Externally it is used in the treatment of sprains, unbroken chilblains, neuralgia, pleurisy etc. It is an effective sea-sickness preventative.High concentration of vitamin C.

Known Hazards: many plants in this family produce toxins in their leaves. The sap of the plant can cause the skin to blister. Avoid in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressants and antihypertensive drugs.