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Frying Pepper, Bell Pepper 'Aconcagua'

Capsicum annuum

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


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green 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

Ferment seeds before storing

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

Fallbrook, California

Rocklin, California

Miami, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Benton, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Efland, North Carolina

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Knoxville, Tennessee

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

San Marcos, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 4, 2011, donnyczech from Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:

I successfully grew this large plant in 2011. It produced several large fruits and I will grow it again in 2012.


On Jan 28, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A great all purpose sweet pepper. They are huge and tasty.

Adds lots of flavor to dried chili mixes, and these big peppers seem to have an infinite number of uses.


On Mar 19, 2004, twobells from Rocklin, CA wrote:

Have grown this pepper in the hot Sacramento valley for several years and it is a favorite of my family. Long, green, mild Anahiem type that is great roasted on the Bar B and eaten with burgers. Full sun but cover if you don't like sun scald during super hot days.


On Jan 20, 2003, dsrtgdn from Lancaster, CA wrote:

Elongated, pale green, fleshy fruits. Up to 10" long in my garden. Up to 3" wide. Sweet/mild. No heat at all. Useful as a "bell", roasted, fryed, or cooking pepper. Dries well if sliced. The largest pepper that is productive for me in the desert so far.

NOTE: All pepper plants must be isolated for seed saving.