Red Bell Pepper
This sweet bell pepper turns a brilliant red as it matures.

Red Bell Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 4.5 inches by 4 inches
  • Matures: 70 to 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide

Sweet, juicy, nutritious red fruits add appetizing color to fresh salads and are superb for stuffing. Also great on the grill! The big, blocky peppers (they average around 4 to 6 ounces) ripen from dark green to bright red. High-yielding plants are well adapted throughout the US. Grow your own and avoid premium prices at the grocery store.

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Red Bell Pepper is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pepper tasted great, but was a stingy plant I could not figure out what I did wrong. I planted two Bonnie red bell pepper plants, one in my grow box and one in the soil just outside. I had enriched the soil with cow compost beforehand, and added fertilizer and fish emulsion. Of course, all plants are mulched. My tomato plants are doing fabulous: I have more than I know what to do with. But I got one red bell pepper from one plant, and nothing from the other. I thought, maybe too much nitrogen? I live in Tampa, Fla. and I planted them in early April. It was a dry spell until May but I watered with a soaker hose. Then in May, we got the monsoon practically, every day. Still, the peppers reacted the same. I sprayed blossom end rot on them, also, because of course it is humid here. Still mystified. The one red pepper I did get was juicy and tasty.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Colorado experience: bought mid-May, plant matured to size and flowered by mid June. 2 peppers formed, then all flowers fell off and no new buds through August due to our 95+ degree weather through late June, July and August. The two peppers that formed grew slowly until mid August when we finally cut them off. They did not turn red. After cutting the peppers off, within 2 weeks that plant has suddenly become bushy with lots of new suckers, sprouts and new buds. I had read that the plant will not produce new fruit until you cut off the current fruit and that was true for our case. It is now early September with lots of new buds forming and we are looking forward to a bountiful harvest in October as the weather is now cooler (low to mid 80's). But I don't anticipate them turning red.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I grew these last year and having a "brown thumb" I was pleasantly surprised. I got a very nice harvest of HUGE delicious red peppers. My plant continued to produce blossoms and fruit into September. I don't know if it is the long Georgia growing season or just dumb luck, but I planted twice as many this year and so far it looks like I may have another great pepper harvest. I only wish they would ripen sooner, but I am a very impatient gardener.
Date published: 2015-05-28
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