Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Big Dipper'

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Bell

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Stuffing

Roasting

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)

Regional

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

Indianapolis, Indiana

Jonesville, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 18, 2012, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

Not the best pepper to grow, plants are susceptible to disease and the fruit is not large as the name would suggest.

Positive

On Jan 29, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grew these against California Wonders last year. I prefer these over California Wonders because Big Dippers produced much larger and thicker peppers than California Wonders. Big Dippers put on tons of big peppers early. The taste was typical of other bells and I plan on planting these again.

Neutral

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

A 75 day open pollinated bell pepper. Four lobed 4.5 x 4.5 inch green to red fruit.