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PlantFiles: Hybrid Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Bonnie Bell'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

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

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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)


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive martymar1977 On Mar 24, 2011, martymar1977 from Houston, TX wrote:

I planted one of these last spring and, though it gave several peppers, I was only able to beat the insects to about 3 of them. They were all somewhat small, but quite good.

The interesting thing about this plant is that, though it died around November of 2010, it has sprouted from the stem that remained. I didn't really clean up all of the garden, & this was one plant that remained where it was, only that it was in a dried out and dead state. When I cleaned up everything the first weekend of March, lo and behold, I found growth coming from the base of it. I cut back the old main stem & the plant seems content & is just growing. Most unexpected!

We shall see if I get any bell peppers from it this year, and if so, if I can beat the bugs to them.


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

Mobile, Alabama
Spencer, Oklahoma

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