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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Blushing Beauty'

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

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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:
Cream changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 1
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 2
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 3

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)

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7 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AnitTina On Jan 2, 2012, AnitTina from Eustis, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This pepper out preformed all my pepper plants this year. It died back during the hot July and Aug. in Florida but came back and continued to produce peppers until today. I didn't cover the plants tonight but if they survive they still have pepper on them. In January.

Positive carolmo On Jul 10, 2011, carolmo from Olathe, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great for fajitas, much better than bell peppers, Will get again.

Positive glowspicey On Oct 1, 2008, glowspicey from Meriden, KS wrote:

In previous years I have had horrible luck growing bells of any type due mostly, I believe, to disease. Blushing Beauty is one of several bells I acquired this year specifically for their resistance to a variety of diseases. I acquired seed from TomatoGrowers. My seeds had a terrific germination rate ( once I figured out they needed heat ), grew well, transplanted well. We had some painfully windy and wet conditions the entire spring, and although these seedlings were battered they survived to become very healthy and extremely productive. Like others have describe these start as an off-white to yellow to orange then end in bright red and usually show at least two of these colors at any given time. These plants rarely produced bells less than 4"x3" with many being much larger with very thick walls. They are sweet at immature stage and just keep getting sweeter. I had problems with blister beetles and stink bugs this year but for the most part they and other insects really didn't bother these bells. It is now an unusually cold October and my plants have not lost a leaf to disease and are still kicking out peppers. For the most part I did not stake or cage my plants and did have some stem breakage during bad weather because they were trying to support such heavy peppers. The plants had very good leaf cover and didn't get more than 3' tall but produced high quality fruit like crazy. They sold well for me at market and had a healthy shelf life. I will be buying these seeds again for next year.

Positive KSBaptisia On May 12, 2008, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great pepper - nice thick walls, sweet flavor, and very productive. The color starts out kind of off-white, then turns yellow, then develops an orange blush, and eventually turns bright red. Beautiful!

Positive jasonc On Apr 4, 2005, jasonc from Parrish, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted this pepper from a purchased plant about 2 weeks ago and it seems to be doing just fine in a container along with another pepper plant, two tomato plants and a few herbs...

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

This is one pretty pepper and it is good eating. It has a very tender skin making it more susceptible to insect damage than others. It is a small space saving plant so should be good for container gardening. A 1998 introduction from Seminis (Petoseed) it has esistance to bacterial leaf spot races 1, 2 and 3, and tobacco mosaic virus.

Positive Terry On Aug 31, 2002, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Great pepper for eating fresh and making salsa - the coloring was gorgeous, and the flesh was very crisp and sweet. My personal favorite for three years running - the only vegetable I've actually bought the same seed variety that many times (of course, I've bought it from a different source each year, lolol!)


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

Santa Clara, California
Eustis, Florida
Parrish, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Wahiawa, Hawaii
Gardner, Kansas
Meriden, Kansas
Bark River, Michigan
Beatrice, Nebraska

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