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Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Orange Sun'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Sun
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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:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Regional

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

Hobe Sound, Florida

Zimmerman, Minnesota

Houston, Texas

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 19, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very sweet, and good thick walls on this pepper.

I really like it in my Chow-Chow pickle mixes...adds a bright splash of color that really zings up the presentation in the jars.

Neutral

On Oct 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 80 day green to orange 5 X 3 inch bell.