Purple Sweet Bell Pepper
Short on space? These richly colored beauties adapt well to growing in containers.

Purple Bell Sweet Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Matures: 65 to 70 days
  • Fruit size: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2-inch blocky fruits
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall, 18 to 20 inches wide
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches

These purple peppers are guaranteed to spark conversation in the garden and on a dinner plate. Colored a rich, deep purple, they have terrific sweet bell flavor to go with their good looks. Peppers start green, shift to white, and then develop purple stripes that eventually cover the whole fruit. The purple skin contrasts beautifully with lime green flesh. It’€™s a stunning combination that really dresses up fresh veggie trays, sandwiches, salads, and other dishes.

This pepper tolerates high heat and humidity and thrives in Southern gardens. Plants grow 18 to 24 inches tall and bear fruit until frost. Space plants 20 to 24 inches apart. Merlot is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and bacterial leaf spot races 1, 2, and 3.

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Purple Bell Sweet Pepper is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the coolest bell pepper to grow. Honestly my favorite ones for the garden year after year. I think this will be our 3rd year. They look outstanding stuffed. Blew me away that while they are dark purple (think blackberry) on the outside, they are green inside. This isn't like other bell peppers that have the same color in and out.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste!!
Date published: 2016-05-06
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