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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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6 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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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