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PlantFiles: Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Key West'

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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)

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill 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.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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