Big Bertha Bell Pepper
Big Bertha earns its name by producing very large bell peppers.

Big Bertha Bell Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 7 inches long x 4 inches wide
  • Matures: 72 days
  • Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 3 to 5 feet tall, 18 to 24 inches wide

The largest elongated bell pepper available! Thick-walled, 7-inch long fruit ripen to red. Plants are disease resistant. Ideal for giant stuffed peppers. Big Bertha plants in our Alabama test garden produce 7 to 12 pounds of peppers each over a harvest season that runs from May through October. Obviously, your results will depend on care and the length of the warm season in your locale. This is a big plant, so use a tomato cage or stakes to support because when the stems get heavy with big fruit, they can break in wind or rain.

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Big Bertha Bell Pepper is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge and prolific In Atlanta, GA, it grew the advertised five feet tall and was loaded with fruit. Each fruit was longer than my hand, thick-walled, with a good sweet flavor. Don't kid around with the support - the stems are brittle and start snapping under the weight of the peppers, so keep them tied up and be sure to support them in at least a 4' periphery. I put the plant between two full-size tomato cages anchored by garden stakes.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as disease resistant as advertised 3 years in a row I've planted and they've been affected by disease. I've had several perish completely. The peppers I do get are good. Aristotle and California Wonder are planted in the same row. CW gets some disease but aristotle is blemish free. Maybe it is just my area and soils. St. Helena Parish, LA.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Biggest and most peppers I have ever had with just 4 plants. North Carolina
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST bell pepper!: I love this variety. Grows great in KY and the flavor is EXCELLENT! This variety is not offered in large amounts in my area (Elizabethtown, KY) by Bonnie Plant Farms so when I do find the plants, I buy them up!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bush: I bought this pepper plant 2 years ago in a little flat and put it in the ground. I dug it up the fall after and put it in a pot to see if I could over winter it. It did over winter and still produced peppers over the winter, albeit small, into the summer where it grew into a huge bush producing a massive amount of peppers.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I grew them for the first time and I only got 2 and same with bell peppers idk if it was bad season with them or what
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This variety grows well in the New Orleans area. It's mid October, and I currently have 17 peppers and countless flowers on the 5' tall bush. I have broken some stems in handling, and thunderstorms have done damage as well, so I'm supporting with lots of stakes, and thinking I need to construct a cage. If not completely red when picked, the fruit will continue ripening to become a perfect, beautiful, red indoors. Mild, tender, delicious peppers that freeze well. This was my second time growing these beauties in a 4 x 4 raised garden bed along with other fruit plants and herbs. I'm thinking of dedicating a small raised garden to growing them in the Spring.
Date published: 2015-10-17
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