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Sweet pepper 'Red Bell'     

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Red Bell is a variety of Sweet pepper which is a member of the Capsicum family. Its botanical name is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Red Bell'. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Mordant red 19 and   Cadmium red. Leaves usually appear in   Dark spring green and   Cadmium green colour. Red Bell grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Red Bell is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric).

Red Bell Sweet pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red Bell have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red Bell

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Red Bell is generally regarded as a tender plant, 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. Red Bell needs a potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Red Bell from seed

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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 20°C / 68°F.

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

Transplanting Red Bell

Red Bell is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Red Bell

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Red Bell'

Red Belle

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