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PlantFiles: Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Topepo Rosso'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

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)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive poeciliopsis On Mar 17, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I have poor success with sweet peppers here. Standard bell peppers sunscald, have thin walls and are dry. Topepo Rosso does well, although about half the plants planted in February do not survive the summer heat. Because of this short life I often get limited fruits from a plant. With a small amount of protection a Topepo Rosso plant that survived summer may also survive winter. Plants that survive winter will bear in January to March, when the plant generally gives up. The fruits of Topepo Rosso are small but tasty and do not sunscald.

Positive SigourneyBeaver On Aug 16, 2010, SigourneyBeaver from Pine Island, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is the prettiest, tastiest little pepper I've ever grown. Very easy to grow, too. It sure does wonders to a pot of beans to add a few of these gems. They're almost garnet in color.

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

An 85 day tomato shaped green to red sweet pepper from Italy.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Bokeelia, Florida
Houston, Texas

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