Bell Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Purple Beauty'

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

Height
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
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

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

Fruit Color
Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance

Seed Type
Open-pollinated

Usage
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Stuffing

Other details

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

Days to Maturity
Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow