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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'King Arthur'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: King Arthur
Additional cultivar information: (aka Fat 'N Sassy)

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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:
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green 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)
Mid (69-80 days)

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7 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cdaaawg On Oct 20, 2014, cdaaawg from Tacoma, WA wrote:

Prolific producer of thick walled orange bell peppers with subtle sweetness. Will definitely raise this variety again!

Positive donnyczech On Jul 20, 2013, donnyczech from Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:

This is definitely a plant to grow. It is about medium in height and a good producer - it was one of our main ingredients in our salsa. The first year I grew it I was surprised how well it did. I will grow it every year that I garden.

Positive Dosetaker On Sep 7, 2012, Dosetaker from Mason, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Plants were not terribly productive for me in zone 5b (Mason, New Hampshire) with only 1-3 peppers growing on each plant but what peppers they are. Huge, very thick walled. Perfect stuffing pepper...just wish I could have gotten a couple more per plant.

Positive kingjames488 On Jul 5, 2011, kingjames488 from huntsville
Canada wrote:

a great all around bell pepper vatiety!
nice stalky plants producing thick sweet and juicy peppers.

Positive KSBaptisia On May 12, 2008, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

My favorite bell pepper. It is a productive plant with large, thick-walled fruit that have excellent flavor. Early maturity as well.

Positive calibash On Aug 2, 2006, calibash from Toronto, ON wrote:

With container gardening, I transplanted one plant early and it's doing great. I transplanted 2 more a few weeks later, and they are catching up a bit, but will not be as nice.

Overall, I'm very happy with the size of fruit, and next year I will get a little larger container (14" pot right now) and will start indoor a little earlier and with more care.

Positive CountryGardens On Mar 19, 2005, CountryGardens from Lewisville, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have grown these for a number of years. This pepper gets very large. Usually 4-lobed. They make a very beautiful stuffed pepper. They have heavy walls. Never have had any to let get ripe, so can't comment on that.
This year we have nearly 100% germination of the seed.

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

A 2000 hybrid blocky green to red (4.5 inch) bell. (65 day)


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

Bark River, Michigan
Beatrice, Nebraska
Greenville, New Hampshire
Vinton, Ohio
Eagle Point, Oregon
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Athens, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

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