Orange Bell is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Sweet pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Orange Bell'. 'Orange Bell' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Yellow Orange. An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Orange Bell is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric).
Typically, Orange Bell Sweet pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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How to grow Sweet pepper 'Orange Bell'
Start yellow sweet peppers in two in. containers. Keep seeds moist until they sprout. Transfer to the garden when about three inches tall.Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Orange Bell is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Orange Bell requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Orange Bell from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Orange Bell about 32 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Orange Bell
Harvesting Orange Bell
Sweet pepper 'Orange Bell' information
How long does Orange Bell take to grow?
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Bell pepper, sweet pepper
23 Apr 2012
Three more seeds of this variety started today.
12 Nov 2011
Although some fruit rotted off I was pleased with performance overall – rather testing lack of quality sunshine this year.
12 Nov 2011
Tasty fruit, some a bit misshapen. Yield not as expected due to poor weather, many rotting off.
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