Sweet Pepper 'California Wonder' Seeds | Capsicum Annuum | By Mr Fothergills

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Sweet Pepper 'California Wonder' Seeds | Capsicum Annuum | By Mr Fothergills
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Sweet Pepper 'California Wonder' Seeds | Capsicum Annuum | By Mr Fothergills

Sweet Pepper "Californian Wonder" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our capsicum annuum Sweet Pepper "Californian Wonder" seeds produce an abundance of prolific bell-shaped fruits. These thick-walled red and green sweet peppers are great for using in curries and stir fries, and can also be eaten cold in salads. This species is best suited to growing in a greenhouse, however it can also be transported outside in warmer weather.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 150
Sow Indoors February - April
Sow Outdoors February - April
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time July - October
Hardiness Half-Hardy Annual


Great In Curries & Stir Fries
High Yields
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Peppers are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is half-hardy and needs protection from frost.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in pots 25-30cm (10-12in) deep or larger.
  • Position: place in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: sow in warm, well-drained soil.

Germination Requirements: ideally germinate indoors; temperature must be at least 21° so grow in a warm area and use a heat pad if necessary.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds in rows 0.5cm (1/4in) deep.

Planting Distance (Ground): space plants 46-61cm (18-24in) apart.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones, dig in fertilizer or aged compost a week before planting.

Thinning: when seedlings grow first pair of leaves, separate into cell trays or pots.

Pest Control: remove any slugs, snails, and greenflies/ whiteflies; you can also use a weak soap solution or copper tape or rings.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly in warm weather.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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