Calling all writers, especially those who wax poetic! If you have a way with words, here's your chance to put pen to paper and try your hand at writing an award-winning piece for us. Find all the details on our contest page.

Bell Pepper 'Canary'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Canary
Hybridized by Stokes
Registered or introduced: 1997
» View all varieties of Peppers


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:



Fresh (salsa, salads)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Lawndale, California

Augusta, Georgia

Marion, Iowa

Eagle Point, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 30, 2010, sketchkat06 from Lawndale, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Grows great in my area! I have a plant in a small 9" pot which is growing several peppers :) I harvest them one by one as they reach a size I like to keep the others growing. Another large 14" pot is doing very well with this variety and basil both sharing the space. Plant will need some kind of support once it sets fruit or they will weigh it down! I tried staking on one and have put a tomato cage on the other. Both work but next time I will immediately place a tomato cage on it.

Fruit is good! I haven't allowed any to fully ripen to yellow yet, but the green fruit is sweet with just a tiny bit of bite to it and greally great stuffed with cheese and sausage!


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

A green to yellow blocky 5 x 5 inch bell.(72 day). Not the most vigorous plant, but a very pretty pepper.