Big Dipper is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Sweet pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Big Dipper'. 'Big Dipper' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar.
Big Dipper is an open-pollinated mid-season sweet bell pepper. Its thick-walled, four-lobed 4.5 by 4.5-in/11.45 by 11.45 cm fruit ripen from green to scarlet red roughly 75 days after transplant. Compact, upright plants are productive, resistant to tobacco mosaic virus, and can grow to 24 in/61 cm. 1 2This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Big Dipper is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric).
United States is believed to be where Big Dipper originates from.
Typically, Big Dipper 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.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Big Dipper have been kindly provided by our members.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Big Dipper about 60 days before your last frost date.
Developed by W. Atlee Burpee Co.
Whatever name you call them by, this group can be a nice resource for advice from those who know better... _If you...102 members / 16 topics