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Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Key West'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Key West
Hybridized by John Bill.
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Oblong

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 1

Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 2

Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 3

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Pickling

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)

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 18, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid cubanelle type 7 1/2" x 2", med green to red. Resistant to bacterial leaf spot races 1, 2 and 3. (67 day) Performs well but exceptional. Ripens earlier than bells but not as fast as frying peppers like Melrose.