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PlantFiles: 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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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

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

Fruit Color:
Yellow changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

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)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cloverlymd 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Silver Spring, Maryland

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