Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Iko Iko'

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:

Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

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:

Mid (69-80 days)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 10, 2013, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

"A natural array of colors in a heavy-yielding bell pepper. Iko Iko produces a carnival blend of purple and yellow peppers ripening to tangerine and red. Immature fruit color ranges from dark purple to lavender to pale yellow to the seldom lime green. Get colored peppers much earlier than with green-to-red types. Excellent for adding a polychromatic burst to an early season pepper display. Occasional residual purple blush on ripening fruit only adds to the fun. Iko Iko is a new release from the High Mowing Organic Seeds breeding program, where it was selected for color, yield, and upright frames with good leaf cover."