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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Flamingo'

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

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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:
Small (under 2" in length)
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Cream changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

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:
Early (55-68 days)


1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mangoe On Jan 21, 2013, mangoe from Cloverly, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is very similar to 'Zsa Zsa' in almost all respects save that the shape is more blocky than conical. It produced well here in Maryland an gave a good crop of ripe peppers. It does not however seem to set fruit well in high temperatures.

Negative John_in_Garland On Dec 26, 2011, John_in_Garland from Garland, TX wrote:

Grew Flamingo along with the reportedly similar Gypsy in North Texas 2011. I have been growing Gypsy for 30 years, and T-M was highly touting Flamingo as improved. Sorry guys! Flamingo yielded almost no peppers compared to the usual good Gypsy crop. The few I got were indeed larger than Gypsy and the walls were thicker, but the flavor was less complex and rich. I will try them again this year, as 2011 was one of the hottest, driest on record in N. Texas and Flamingo may have failed to set in the unrelenting heat: The plants did seem to have a good crop of immature peppers when I finally frosted out in November. I do like the thinker walls, but the flavor was definately inferior to Gypsy.
2012: Same results. Poor yield, bland flavor. BIG Gypsy crop.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 11, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a colorful elongated (4.5 x 3.25 inch) hybrid bell from Harris Moran. Mature from very light creamy yellow to pink-orange to red. (65 day)


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

Silver Spring, Maryland
Garland, Texas

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