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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Yolo Wonder'

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

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

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 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:
Mid (69-80 days)

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BUFFY690 On Apr 11, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Can't be a bad pepper in my book, I am growing this pepper this year in containers on my deck for my pepper lovin' baby girl to have and eat whenever she wants.

Neutral vossner On May 18, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Growing mine in an upside down pot, I don't think this is optimum. Yolo Wonder is supposed to be a good pepper to grow in my area.

Positive Atled On Feb 16, 2005, Atled from Chaffee, MO wrote:

About thirty years ago (early 60s) I had this plant in my Garden. At that time I lived in St. Louis County. This was the most wonderful bell pepper that I have ever grown. I don't understand why it is not on the seed packet shelves of the major seed distributors.

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

The original Yolo Wonder was developed by the Campbell Soup Company in 1952. There have been been several improved versions such as A, B, 43, and Y over the years. It has been a few years since I grew this cultivar but at the time it seemed pretty much interchangable with California Wonder.


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

Menifee, California
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Richmond, Texas
Troy, Virginia

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