Pepper - Yellow Bell
These plants produce a 4", thick-walled, deep golden fruit with 3-4 lobes. It is an easy to grow variety, with sweet flavor and crispy texture. Starts green, turns yellow quickly, then matures to deep golden color. Excellent for cooking, eye catching on raw vegetable platters, or stuff for a different look.
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 -- These peppers mature from green to yello to orange to red. Harvest from the yellow to red stage.
Spacing -- 15 to 18" apart
Exposure -- Full Sun
Mature Size -- 70 days
Feature -- Sweet Flavor
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)