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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Valencia'

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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: Valencia

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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 orange

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Usage:
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Stuffing

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:
Mid (69-80 days)

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner On Jun 18, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I found this pepper to be sweet and tasty and the plant quite productive.

Neutral vishva On Nov 19, 2005, vishva from Colombo
Sri Lanka wrote:

I have planted some bell peper seeds my grand mother gave me. About 75% of them sprouted and most of them (50%) died and I found out that the roots are infected of something. So I seperated the rest and planted on seperate pots. Now I am having about 10 plants in 5 pots. Only one of them is outstandingly growing well and the others are very slow. I am using 'nutrifoska' furtilizer.

Positive jessums On Sep 18, 2005, jessums from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A very tasty pepper with interesting garden coloring. The only thing that was a down-side is that the plant did not produce a large amount of high quality peppers.

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

A 1997 hybrid bell from Syngenta (Rogers). Blocky 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch fruits ripen from dark green to a glowing orange. (72 day) It is a handy size, good producer and quite tasty. The characteristic that separates them from other sweet bells is the pumpkin orange ripe peppers.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Memphis, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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