Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Canary'

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
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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 gold

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

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:

Mid (69-80 days)

Regional

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

Lawndale, California

Augusta, Georgia

Marion, Iowa

Eagle Point, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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!

Positive

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.