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PlantFiles: Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Miniature Red Bell'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Miniature Red Bell
Additional cultivar information: (aka Mini Red Bell, Baby Bell Red)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jenhillphoto On Jul 9, 2007, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

July 9, 2007- So far, I am neutral on this plant. It apparently was irresistible to some bugs that attacked it's leaves, but left the fruit alone. Other pepper plants nearby, did not get attacked. The plants were loaded with green fruits when I set them in the garden and I did not have the heart to remove them to spur more growth. I ate a few green ones early on and they were not remarkable. Thin walled and of course small. They're very cute due to being mini! About the size of a ping pong ball. Looking forward to tasting the ripe fruit and will update later in the season.

July 19, 2007- I have tasted several of these peppers now. The walls have thickened up with more time. They are sweet when red. Bite size, they are good for dipping. I try to avoid the seeds. I suppose I could de-seed them first and then dip, but I like to use the stem as a handle. Would be so cute on a crudité platter. Changing my rating from neutral to positive.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 15, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Family heirlooms given to SSE by Lucina Cress, Ohio SSE member who has grown these sweet peppers for years. Short and stocky 16" plants covered with 2" fruits that have 2-3 lobes, excellent fresh flavor. Ripen from green to red." (90 day)


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

Danbury, Connecticut
Columbia Station, Ohio

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