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Bell Pepper 'Purple Beauty'

Capsicum annuum

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:

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.)


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.


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

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


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.


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

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


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.