Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Early Calwonder'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Calwonder
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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 red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

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)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An open pollinated 68 day cultivar. A blocky bell similar to regular California Wonder.

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On Oct 10, 2005, theinfamousj from Chapel Hill, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

From the back of the seed packet:

This variety produces large, blocky bell peppers that can be harvested when green or later as they mature to red. At both stages flavor is sweet and mild; texture is crisp and crunchy. These sturdy plants are vigorous & prolific. Fruits are 3 and 4 lobed. Particularly desirable in areas with a short growing season, ready in about 70 days from transplant date. Serve raw with dip, in salads, fried or stuffed. Grows well in containers.

Culture: Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Grow in full sun and keep soil temperature in the mid-70's. Transplant to garden 2-3 weeks after last frost. Water regularly and fertilize when plants are 6" (15 cm.) tall and again in mid-summer.

Harvest: Carefully cut fruit fr... read more