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PlantFiles: Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Melrose'

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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: Melrose

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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)

Fruit Shape:
Tapered

Fruit Size:
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated
Heirloom

Usage:
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Drying

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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)
Mid (69-80 days)

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral zeno25 On Feb 22, 2013, zeno25 from Aurora, IL wrote:

Being from around Chicago, I really wanted to like this pepper. Unfortunately it was pretty underwhelming. Peppers had lots of seeds and not much flesh. Production was low. The taste was nice when fried, though.

Positive judi6219 On Sep 8, 2012, judi6219 from Blairsville, GA wrote:

I have a small melrose pepper garden for the first time this year. I am from the Chicago area and now live in the North Georgia Mtns. I grew 16 plants this year and plan on adding quite a few more next year. Peppers were easy to grow and animals stayed away. They were really delicious when fried!

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 21, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an heirloom brought from Italy years ago. The fruit are 4 inches long, and turn brilliant red very early. The flavor is rich, full and very sweet. It is very early, full size green peppers and other cultivars are just beginning to bloom. Grows well here.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Blairsville, Georgia
Aurora, Illinois
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Houston, Texas



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