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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Golden Summer'

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

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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 gold

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
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)

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive afarmerfrompa On Jun 9, 2012, afarmerfrompa from collegeville, pa
United States wrote:

my favorite bell I've grown to date. produces a lot of large beautiful yellow fruit that are the sweetest I've ever had. Will always have a place in my garden. Love it!

Positive vossner On Apr 19, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Sweet bell pepper Golden Summer, is a heavy yielder of beautiful golden-yellow four lobed, blocky fruits. Golden Summers have an outstanding sweet, mild flavor. This bell pepper is lime green ripening to golden yellow and is 4-lobed. The Golden Summer Bell Pepper plant provides good foliage cover for the sweet bell peppers that are excellent stuffed or added to salads. Pinch off early flowers to encourage plant growth. Plant in average garden soil with sufficient organic matter. Peppers use quite a bit of water but prefer to be watered deeply and not too often. Blossom pruning will improve fruit size. I'm growing mine in a container.

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

This one was just OK. It was a smallish pepper with a somewhat pointy shape. It first matured to a light yellow, then later a golden orange-yellow. Productivity was rather low compared to other peppers I grew. It also tended to get blossom end rot for me (whereas no other peppers did). Was the latest of all the peppers I grew last year to mature. Flavor was fine, but nothing special.

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

A 1997 hybrid bell with well-shaped, 4-inch fruits, 3-1/2 inches across, of a lime-green color that turns to yellow-golden at maturity. Vigorous, tolerant, and set well under a variety of conditions. 70 days.


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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thayer, Missouri
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Madison, Wisconsin

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