Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Bell Boy'

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

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Stuffing

Pickling

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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)

Regional

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

Atlanta, Georgia

Jessup, Pennsylvania

San Antonio, Texas

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 15, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

A large-ish thick-walled blocky green pepper. It matures to red, but is billed as a pepper to use for green peppers. That doesn't sound very interesting, but I really liked having one bush as a designated "green" pepper bush. That way I didn't have to feel guilty picking peppers in the green stage, and I could let all my other peppers ripen fully.

Neutral

On May 3, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A past All American Selections winner. Early abundant 4 lobed peppers on sturdy compact plants.

Neutral

On Oct 13, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1967 hybrid green to red blocky bell from Petoseed (Seminis). Available from Gurney's. (70 day)