Mini Bell Pepper
Name Sweet Pepper Seeds - Mini Bell Blend
Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Native to Origin is obscure, but typically found in tropical to subtropical regions in dry, sunny locations
Water Need consistent moisture but will tolerate some dryness
Sun Full sun
Soil Fertile, well-drained
Space 12-18 inches
6" pots: $3.50
1 gallon root pouch: $5.00
These plants produce peppers that are red, yellow or brown in color and average 1-2" in length. Plants set many tiny fruits which can be stuffed, eaten raw, barbequed, etc. The small size makes then a favorite for snacking.
Because the mini bells only reaches 24" in height, they make wonderful container or patio plants.
Will Tolerate &
Keeping in Going
Peppers need warm weather and consistently moist soil
Ensure the soil is adequately fertile. The plant will produce more fruit.
Harvest the peppers when they are firm and full
The longer you allow them to mature on the plant, the sweeter they will be.
They may need staking when the fruit appears.
Will not tolerate drought
Do not like their roots being disturbed
For healthy crop rotation, avoid planting where peppers, tomatoes, or eggplants previously grew.
Points of Interest
The genus name comes from the Greek word kapto meaning to bite.
Specific epithet means annual.
The ancient people of Peru were cultivating pepper plants more than 8,000 years ago. After introducing the plant to the Europeans, it took less than one hundred years for it spread to the rest of the world. Today, peppers are an important element in the cuisines of many different cultures.
Peppers are part of the nightshade family. Plants in this family can be either edible (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes) or deadly (Atropa belladonna).