Sweet bell pepper Black Blocky is a block pepper that ripens from green to very dark, almost black. The square, blocky peppers can be peeled, cut into pieces, sliced and filled with e.g. minced meat or rice or a mixture of these. Then put them in the oven with a little cheese on top for a quick and vegetarian meal. Serve with a salad with bell pepper and lettuce and some boiled rice. A delicious meal without meat.
Sweet bell pepper is a very healthy and versatile vegetable that can be used for: cooking, baking, filling, in stews, in oven dishes, filling with minced meat or rice, grilling, roasting, steaming, stir-frying and using it raw in salads, as raw food or healthy snack. Sweet bell pepper is very healthy and contains the following vitamins and minerals: A, B, B1, B2, B6, B11, B12, C and E. And the minerals: calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, potassium, copper, magnesium, selenium and zinc. Also, like all vegetables, it contains few calories, but a lot of dietary fiber and other healthy nutrients. Sweet bell pepper also contains a lot of water, making them a delicious and refreshing snack especially on sunny summer days. Bell pepper is delicious in combination with: ham, bacon, chorizo, minced meat, minced lamb, chicken, beef, pork, sardines, tuna, mussels, salmon, prawns, shellfish, feta, cheese, mozzarella, tofu, ricotta, apple, nuts, pine nuts, pistachio, sesame seeds, basil, chives. parsley, tarragon, green pepper, marjoram, lemon thyme, ginger, rosemary, oregano and various kinds of pepper. Sweet bell pepper is also delicious in combination with other vegetables such as: artichoke, advocado, eggplant, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, peas, asparagus, garlic, cucumber, lettuce, snow peas, leek, spring onion, green beans, onion, carrots and samphire and sea lavender. Not hardy annual.
Sweet Pepper seeds
Days till harvest
Indoor sowing: February - April
Outdoor sowing: from May
Germination: 7 - 14 days
Germination temp. : 22 - 25°C
Sowing depth: shallow - ½ cm
Replanting: 2 - 3 weeks after sowing
Transplanting: after the Ice Saints
Plant distance: 40 - 50 cm
Plant position: greenhouse or glashouse
Days till harvest: 95 - 110 days
Soak, for a faster germination, the seeds about 12 hours prior to sowing in tepid water. This softens the seeds and make the germination a bit easier. Sow from February on in trays with some moist potting soil. Sow shallow and thinly and cover the seeds with a tiny layer of soil. Put the trays in a propagator with lid to keep the temperature as even and constant as possible. This helps also with the germination. Don't let the temperature drop during the night. Remove the lid when the seedlings emerge. Keep moist, warm and light. Transplant the seedlings to large, individual pots after approx. 2 - 3 weeks.
Transplant Your seedlings, after the Ice Saints have gone (half May), and there's no longer any danger of nightsfrost, outdoors in a greenhouse or hothouse. Sweet peppers love warmth and they need a lot of warmth, sunlight and shelter for a good harvest. Give Your plants a sturdy support and from the moment the fruits are going to set each week some liquid fertilizer. Harvest the sweet peppers by cutting them with scissors of the plant or by twisting them of the plant.