Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Summer Sweet # 8610'

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)

Regional

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

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Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.