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Sweet pepper 'Orange Bell'  

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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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/perennial, so it will last at least a year and up to several years 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) with a erect-like habit.

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 Orange Bell

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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 potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of 5.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Orange Bell from seed

Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Orange Bell about 32 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Orange Bell

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Orange Bell is a tender plant.

Harvesting Orange Bell

Expect harvests to start to occur in early autumn.

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Orange Bell'

Bell pepper, sweet pepper

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