Green Sweet Peppers are not as sweet as other peppers, because they have been removed from the vine before the natural sugars are produced. They have a bitter and tangy taste. Orange Sweet Peppers have a tangy, fruit taste. They are great for adding color to a salad.

Sweet Peppers prefer full sun, moist, and well-drained soils. Drought stress may cause the flowers to drop. Cool-weather, extreme heat, and low humidity can also cause the flowers to drop. The plant also prefers loamy or sandy soil with a pH between 5.5 to 6.8. Applying a well-balanced fertilizer at the time of planting and when the first flowers appear will encourage plant growth and fruit production. Staking the plant may be advised to prevent the fruit from reaching the ground. They are propagated by seeds.