(Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper)
The big, blocky, sweet fruits of bell peppers are a garden and culinary favorite. Those of the cultivated variety ‘Bonnie Bell’ are large and four lobed. The plants are vigorous and very productive. Their luscious green peppers are ready to harvest in about 75 days and mature to rich red.
Native to tropical America, these annuals or short-lived perennials had been grown and selected by Native Americans since prehistory times. In fact, their specific region of origin is still unknown due to...