Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Red Beauty'

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

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:

Early (55-68 days)

Mid (69-80 days)

Regional

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

Oceanside, California

West Hartford, Connecticut

Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Effingham, Illinois

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Houston, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 4, 2010, DAKOTA31400 from Petersburg, ND (Zone 3a) wrote:

medium to large, heavy walled fruit, low yeild, plants seem to attract mites more so than different cultivars grown in the same area at the same time. Best if grown in partial shade. Container suitable..

Positive

On Mar 15, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

A huge blocky red pepper. I didn't measure it but I think it was definitely bigger than 4" - more like 6". Very imposing, sweet and juicy. It was not as productive as some of the smaller peppers I grew though - there was a wave of big peppers early on, then another wave later in the summer and that was it.

Neutral

On Oct 28, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1999 hybrid from Carolina Seeds. A 68 day 4 X 4 inch green to red bell.