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Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Cajun Bell'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Cajun Bell
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:



Fresh (salsa, salads)



Other details:

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:

Early (55-68 days)


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

Wheatfield, Indiana

Jonesboro, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 13, 2012, IndianaBodeen from Wheatfield, IN wrote:

These are very prolific and hotter than advertised. I feel they are hotter than Jalapeno peppers. Not that it is a bad thing, but they won't fill the niche I had them planned to fill. I thought they would come in with heat like a Plabano or Big Jim.

A lot of generic information filled in on a lot of the peppers on this site.


On Jul 1, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Awesome pepper, compact habit, loads of fruit. Already made two batches of relish , using this weekend stuffed with cheese and fried instead of jalapenos. Delish flavor, looks and tastes great in all color stages. Will definately grow again and last crop will go into making a med heat sauce...


On Mar 8, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day, 2010 All American award winner. A small semilong (2 x 3 inch) bell with mild heat. Small two foot plants are well suited to container gardening. A competitor for Mexibell and Fajita Bell