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Capsicum annuum 'Purple Beauty'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Purple 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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kitty_mom On Oct 15, 2009, kitty_mom from Waverly, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This seed was in a sweet pepper collection.
Germinated easily and has basically been problem free.
Good yield in this climate and good flavor too!
(Goes back to green color when cooked.)

Positive jessums On Feb 18, 2008, jessums from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Enjoyable plant to grow to add interest to the garden. Not a prolific producer, but the fruit produced is of good quality.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Developed thru the de-hybridization of 'Purple Belle'. 70-75 days from transplant.

Positive Kauai17 On May 15, 2005, Kauai17 from Leander, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

People are very drawn to this pepper when they see it in the garden. It is just very unique and different. Would be great to add color to any dish.

Neutral Wingnut On Jun 16, 2004, Wingnut from Spicewood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful pepper. But like Farmerdill said, not a heavy producer.

Positive Farmerdill On Mar 4, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A dark purple open pollinated sweet pepper. It grows okay but is not as vigorous or prolific as the hybrids. I personnaly prefer the light colored Lilac.


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

Chandler, Arizona
Channel Islands Beach, California
Oceanside, California
Danbury, Connecticut
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Waverly, Georgia
Ewing, Kentucky
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Zimmerman, Minnesota
Reno, Nevada
Felicity, Ohio
Newark, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2 reports)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Spicewood, Texas
Radford, Virginia

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