Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Valencia'

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)

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Memphis, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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.