Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Orange Bell'

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Bell

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Heirloom

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Roasting

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

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)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Maumelle, Arkansas

Anderson, California

Dacula, Georgia

Snellville, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Original seed source was SSE member Alex Heklar in 1989. 60 days from transplant for green peppers; 90 days for orange.

Positive

On Mar 30, 2005, Love2Troll from (Zone 5b) wrote:

I first grew this variety in 2003 from seeds sent to me by an heirloom grower from N. Carolina and in 2004 from seeds by a Canadian heirloom seed saver. Very nice size, thick walled & tasty fruit.