Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Mandarin'

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Bell

Oblong

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

Augusta, Georgia

North Platte, Nebraska

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

Of the two orange peppers that I have tried, I prefer this one to Valencia. That is probably because I like the long bells better than the blocky ones. This one gets up to 6 inches long. You have a nice green bell, but wait a bit and it ripens to a beautiful orange. For those that prefer ripe bells this one is a must. It is a 1994 introduction from Syngenta (Rogers)