12th November 2019

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Can pepper plants survive frost?

Late summer and early fall can bring unpredictable drops in temperatures, even an occasional frost. Like all hot peppers, jalapenos are intolerant of frost. Mature plants with ripening fruit may be destroyed if they get hit by frost.

Are Bell peppers annual or perennial?

Most folks plant bell and chili peppers in the late spring, enjoy the fruits from mid-summer until the first frost and then pull the plants up. But in frost-free areas, peppers are happy to behave like the perennials they truly are.

Are chillies annual or perennial?

All chillies are edible, even Purple Explosion, which is normally grown as an ornamental variety. Chillies grow in a range of areas. They are short lived perennials in subtropical and tropical areas, but are normally grown as annuals in colder regions because the cold weather causes them to die off.
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