Nassau Cubanelle Pepper
Days to Maturity: 64 pale green; 84 red ripe
Plant Spacing: 1 Plant per Square Foot
Sunlight Requirement: 6 - 14 Hours
Look out for: White Fly & Spider Mites
Harvest Notes: Pick the first peppers promptly when they reach full size to encourage further fruit set.
Scoville Heat Units: 1,000
The Cubanelle, also known as “Cuban pepper”, is a variety of sweet pepper of the species Capsicum annuum. When unripe, it is light yellowish-green in color, but will turn bright red if allowed to ripen. Compared to bell peppers it has thinner flesh, is longer, and has a slightly more wrinkled appearance. It is used extensively in the cuisine of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Nassau is a popular variety of Cubanelle that we love growing at the farm and planting for garden customers. It is highly disease resistant which is always a plus! This year a few vigorous Cubanelles produced heavily all summer and are continuing to provide us with healthy fruit!