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Cubanelle – a variety of sweet pepper belonging to the species Capsicum annuum.




Image of Cubanelle plant at Google

The Cubanelle is a variety that belongs to the species Capsicum annuum.
Overview
– It is a variety of sweet pepper.
– It is light yellowish-green in color when it is unripe.
– It turns bright red upon ripening.
– It has thinner flesh and is longer and has a slightly more wrinkled appearance than bell pepper.
– It is used extensively in Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico’s cuisine.
– Cubanelle peppers are replaced with Poblano peppers in US.
– It has mild to moderate spicy heat.
– It is also known as Italian frying pepper.
– These peppers are often used in casseroles, salads, pizzas, and as a pepper to be stuffed with a savory filling.

Growing/Caring conditions for Cubanelle
– Sow seedlings indoors.
– It prefers well-drained soils, such as silty or sandy loams, and 800ā€“2,000 mm (31ā€“79 in) of annual precipitation.
– Sow them late spring to early summer.
– A soil ph of 7.0 – 8.5 is good for this plant.
– The plant requires full sun.
– This plant needs temperatures to be at least 64 degrees F to germinate.
– Sow those eight to ten weeks before the last frost date for your area.
– They are a difficult in germination and seedlings grow slowly at first.
– Provide bottom heat or heat lamps to raise the soil temperature to 80 degrees.
– This will promote better and quicker germination.
– A heated germination mat works well.
– While your seedlings are growing, get your garden ready.
– Add plenty of compost, manure, and a general fertilizer.
– Peppers like hot weather.
– Transplant young seedlings outdoors after the last chance of frost.
– If the weather is still cool, delay transplanting a few days.
– Keep them in a cold frame, indoors.
– Space 18-24 inches apart, in rows 24 to 30 inches apart.
– Mulching around the peppers to keep down weeds, retain moisture, and help to feed the plant.
– As the peppers develop, use a fertilizer higher in Phosphorous and Potassium.
– Providing too much nitrogen will result in a great looking bushy, green plant, but few fruits.
– Peppers can be picked as soon as they reach a size which is edible.
– Continuous harvesting encourages the fruit to produce new flowers.
– Spider mites and aphids are the most common problems.
– An occasional borer insect is also known to attack this plant.
– Try an organic insecticide or dust.
– Fungal infections can be treated with fungicides. Apply treatment as soon as you see it.
– Potential pests include aphids, white flies, cutworms, pepper maggots, and Colorado potato beetles.
– Diseases include Verticillium wilt and mosaic virus.
– Frost will stunt or kill the plants.
– Cold weather can cause the plant to slow down or stunt it.
– Use a hot cap in on cold and frosty spring nights.





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