Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Zsa Zsa'

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

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Yellow changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Roasting

Pickling

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; 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:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Silver Spring, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 24, 2009, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

I got this variety in hopes of getting something similar to some mislabelled plants I had years back. So far they have performed very well. The fruits are in between conical and blocky, and have good thick walls; they start out cream and ripen to a red-orange color (I think they are hallucinating this golden stage). I set out plants in mid-April and had my first (unripe) pepper on August 1st, and the first ripe pepper two weeks later. (I must add that we had an extremely cool spring/early summer.) Production has been pretty good. The flavor of the unripe fruits is milder than that of a regular green pepper.

Neutral

On Dec 21, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

According to one vendor, this is a blocky pepper with very thick walls; ideal for stuffing. The hungarian type fruit are 5- by 3-inches and somewhat conical. Plants are open and of medium height and the fruit color transfers from creamy, to golden, and eventually to red.