Pepper - Ivory Bell
This plant is bushy, disease resistant and colorful. the distinctively colored, blocky, 3-4 lobed peppers hold their creamy white color for an extended period before turning orange to red at maturity. They have a mild, sweet flavor and firm texture. Vigorous, bushy plants with good disease resistance. Great for adding color to garnishes and cooking.
Water Day/Week -- Water frequently for 2 weeks after setting plants in the garden to establish a good root system. Do not allow pepper plants to wilt; this can stress your plants, reducing yields. A slow, deep watering at the roots about once a week is fine (including Mother Nature's contributions) unless your plants are wilting.
Harvest -- You can pick these blocky fruits when they are creamy white and firm, or wait until they mature to orange or red.
Spacing -- 18 to 24" apart
Exposure -- Full Sun
Mature Size -- 68 days
Feature -- Colorful Peppers
Heirloom Variety -- No
Kid-Friendly -- Yes
Container Friendly -- No
Soil pH -- 6.0 to 6.5
Time to plant -- After danger of frost has passed and temperatures warm
Fertilizer -- Wait until the plants bloom before using fertilizer. Apply 5-10-10 at the recommended rate for pepper plants. Do not over-fertilize and use a low nitrogen mix unless soil test indicates lack of nitrogen.
Pests to avoid -- Aphids, cutworms, tomato hornworm, whiteflies, spider mites
Companions -- Tomatoes, carrots, onion, basil, parsley, marjoram, oregano and petunias
Avoid planting by -- Fennel, beans and cabbage family (especially kohlrabi)