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CAPSICUM annuum 'Better Belle Hybrid Improved'

Image of Capsicum annuum 'Better Belle Hybrid Improved' (Grossum Group)

Felder Rushing

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

CAPSICUM annuum 'Better Belle Hybrid Improved'( Grossum Group)

Plant Common Name

Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper

General Description

So what makes this bell pepper better? Earlier fruiting, virus resistance and high fruit output for starters. In the warm season this popular hybrid will offer many large, sweet peppers that can be harvested green or red.

This pepper forms a large bushy plant with rigid, brittle stems and thin, broad, dark green leaves. Its flowers are inconspicuous, five-petaled and white. They are followed by large, hollow, blocky, thick fleshed-fruits that are very sweet and perfect for cooking or eating fresh. On the interior they are lined with spongy ribbing which supports many small, flattened, rounded seeds. Plants may require staking due to the sheer weight of the fruits.

Bell peppers are warm season vegetables that are easy to grow, if you can provide them with the correct conditions. Full sun, warmth, fertile, perfectly drained soil and regular feeding are required for good growth and fruit production. The ‘Better Belle Hybrid Improved’ takes 65-days from seed to harvest. Proper spacing will help with fruit production, so plant according to the grower’s guidelines.

Bell peppers are vegetable garden standbys that also do well in containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vegetable

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Width

    18"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Mexico, Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Black

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No