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Capsicum annuum 'White Bell'

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White Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'White Bell') at Roger's Gardens

White Bell Pepper fruit

White Bell Pepper fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'White Bell') at Roger's Gardens

White Bell Pepper fruit

White Bell Pepper fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Sweet Bell

Description:

A beautiful variety perfect for large patio containers and gardens; producing gorgeous fruit that emerge green, changing to white and maturing to buttery yellow; thick walled, crisp and sweet, great for salads, snacking, freezing or stuffing

Edible Qualities

White Bell Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces white peppers (which are technically 'berries') which can be harvested at any point. The fruit will often fade to buttery yellow over time. The peppers have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

White Bell Pepper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.

White Bell Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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