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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Summer Sweet # 8610'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Sweet # 8610

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:
Bell

Fruit Size:
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:
Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Potato Virus Y (PVY)
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 1
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 2
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 3

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Usage:
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Stuffing

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Jul 28, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

73 day green, 83 day yellow. A 4 1/2 x 5 inch blocky fruit. yields well and stands up to the Georgia heat. Perfect size for stuffing.

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Augusta, Georgia



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