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PlantFiles: 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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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

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

Fruit Color:
Green changing to orange

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:
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)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral berrygirl 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 Love2Troll 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.


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

Maumelle, Arkansas
Anderson, California
Dacula, Georgia
Snellville, Georgia

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