Redskin Pepper in the Garden

I decided to try the Redskin pepper, even knowing my track record with bell peppers hasn’t exactly been stellar.  But I have to admit to being impressed with Redskin.  Finally, a bell pepper that actually produces for me in South Florida!

Planting Redskin Pepper

Redskin PepperI had to plant this versatile pepper from seed, as there were none in the local garden shops.   The plant started out a little spindly at first, but started growing nicely once in the garden.

Given my luck with bell peppers, I planted 4 Redskins, hoping at least 1 would produce some peppers.  Whoa!  They all are producing nice little bells.

Now Redskin doesn’t grow as large as traditional bell peppers, but it’s a great “personal size” snack.  My peppers are around 4″ long and maybe 2.5″ wide.  The taste is quite pleasing, even when green.  And speaking of color, this pepper is red when fully ripe.

Low-Growing Pepper

This pepper is a low growing pepper — wider than it is tall.  This makes it fantastic for growing in containers!  In fact, I have 3 of my Redskins in containers and only one in the ground (and yes, they do grow a bit taller in the ground).

For someone who traditionally cannot grow bell peppers, this one is thriving and gets an “A” in my book!  Looks to me like I will have plenty this year.  So if you’ve been having problems growing bell peppers, this is one variety I recommend you trying.

4 Responses to Redskin Pepper in the Garden

  • T Bone says:

    I’ve been growing these plants and am having good results except for one thing. I have 8 plants and they all have fruit that seem to be doing good. However, a few of the peppers on 3 of the plants are starting to get black spots on parts of the fruit. And they don’t seem to be turning red. Can you help?

  • Gail says:

    Mine took awhile to turn red while on the plant, but I also noticed that if I picked them green and left them on the counter, they still turned red and very sweet.

    Ad for the black spots, if they aren’t large, pick the peppers and cut out the black spots, then you can eat what’s left.

    I had something like that on one of my plants, but I think it was more like a sunscald.

    For the plants that are getting the spots, are they in any way different than the others? Like they get more sunshine or less, less airflow or like all the others, etc.? Lack of airflow would be my next guess, which allows fungal spores to develop.

  • ian says:

    Have just started growing peppers in containers.

    just wanted to say thanks for the fourm/help!!!

  • Gail says:

    You’re so welcome, Ian, and I hope you have a bounty of peppers! 🙂