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PlantFiles: Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Carmen'

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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: Carmen
Hybridized by John Bill

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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
Tapered

Fruit Size:
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Potato Virus Y (PVY)
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 1
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 2
Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS), Race 3

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Usage:
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Stuffing

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:
Early (55-68 days)

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive zeno25 On Feb 21, 2013, zeno25 from Aurora, IL wrote:

Great all purpose sweet pepper, but has a distinctively rich, sweet flavor especially when red and fully ripe. Vigorous plants were grown in a patio container and produced heavily throughout the season while remaining a manageable size.

Positive foose4string On Mar 7, 2012, foose4string from EARLEVILLE, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

Excellent sweet pepper. Good for frying. Plants show good disease resistance and produce moderately well.

Positive BUFFY690 On Jul 1, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Awesome flavor, great for eating fresh from the garden, stir fry, gonna stuff some next week. Very sweet flesh my 3 year old loves it.

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

Loved it! Very long (8") thin peppers, very sweet but pungent also. Thin-walled, great for frying, cooking, etc. Matured early (55 days from planting out), and cranked out lots of peppers all season - into late October! It was the first and last pepper in my garden last year, and also the yummiest.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 29, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day Italian type hybrid. 2006 AAS award winner. 6 x 1 1/2 inches.

Regional...

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

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Mckinleyville, California
Miami, Florida
Aurora, Illinois
Brodhead, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Earleville, Maryland
Zimmerman, Minnesota
Statesville, North Carolina
Dayton, Ohio
Elgin, Texas
Pasadena, Texas
Madison, Wisconsin



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