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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Gator Bell'

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

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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)
Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)

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)

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive twiggybuds On Sep 14, 2008, twiggybuds from Moss Point, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:

This pepper is very productive as compared to other bells I've tried. I've been picking them small just to try to relieve the plants of excess weight. I'll grow them next year and stake them.

Positive Farmerdill On Nov 1, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid with large, bright green fruits are 3 to 4 lobed, thick-walled, and matured to a bright red. Medium-tall plants. Resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus. 75 days.

7-14-07. This cultivar performs well here. A nice blocky pepper that outyields most other cultivars in this climate.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Moss Point, Mississippi



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