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Miniature Yellow Bell Pepper

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

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# of seeds per packet: 20

Description

90 days. We were looking for a yellow sweet bell pepper with two qualities: good flavor and early ripening for northern growers trying to maximize yield before the frost. From Bucyrus, Ohio, this delightful, medium-sized pepper offers both of these qualities. Peppers are miniature - 2½" long and 1½" wide. They are sweet with a hint of lemon. Use in salads or any recipe calling for bell peppers. Its small size lends itself to grilling or broiling whole; we also like to pickle these peppers. Mini Bell has natural color variability, where it will ripen from green to either yellow, yellow/orange or orange. Good fit for Great Lakes gardeners due to vigor and high-yield. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

All peppers are warm loving plants. These pepper plants have the capacity to grow big & produce lots of peppers if given proper care.  Sow seeds indoors March 15th - April 1st into good seed starting mix (we recommend Vermont Compost’s Fort Light). Ideal temperature for germination is 80-90° (use heating mat). Days to germination: 6-28. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Be sure seedlings have adequate light (a windowsill will not do for peppers) and keep plants from becoming pot-bound because this will permanently stunt plants.  If seedlings are getting too big for their pot but the weather is still too cold outside, transplant them into bigger pots. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil with lots of compost or decomposed manure. If your soil pH is greater than 7 (which is typical of clay soils in Southeast Michigan) add sulfur to acidify soil. Space plants 1 ½ - 2ft apart. If plants begin to flower when plants are less than 1ft tall, hand remove early flowers for 2 weeks until plants are bigger. Stake pepper plants if they begin to fall over. 

 

Harvest:

For full flavor, harvest peppers when fully ripe (yellow/orange). Peppers can also be harvested green.

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Peppers are primarily self-pollinating but insects will cause significant cross pollination between pepper varieties. To keep variety pure, cover plants with low tunnels (using thin row cover fabric) to exclude pollinators. Or, isolation distance: 300 ft. Always save seeds from the best plants. Save seeds from fully ripe peppers. Process hot pepper seeds outdoors wearing rubber gloves; rinse and dry seeds.

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Description

90 days. We were looking for a yellow sweet bell pepper with two qualities: good flavor and early ripening for northern growers trying to maximize yield before the frost. From Bucyrus, Ohio, this delightful, medium-sized pepper offers both of these qualities. Peppers are miniature - 2½" long and 1½" wide. They are sweet with a hint of lemon. Use in salads or any recipe calling for bell peppers. Its small size lends itself to grilling or broiling whole; we also like to pickle these peppers. Mini Bell has natural color variability, where it will ripen from green to either yellow, yellow/orange or orange. Good fit for Great Lakes gardeners due to vigor and high-yield. Seeds grown by Nature and Nurture Seeds.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

All peppers are warm loving plants. These pepper plants have the capacity to grow big & produce lots of peppers if given proper care.  Sow seeds indoors March 15th - April 1st into good seed starting mix (we recommend Vermont Compost’s Fort Light). Ideal temperature for germination is 80-90° (use heating mat). Days to germination: 6-28. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Be sure seedlings have adequate light (a windowsill will not do for peppers) and keep plants from becoming pot-bound because this will permanently stunt plants.  If seedlings are getting too big for their pot but the weather is still too cold outside, transplant them into bigger pots. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil with lots of compost or decomposed manure. If your soil pH is greater than 7 (which is typical of clay soils in Southeast Michigan) add sulfur to acidify soil. Space plants 1 ½ - 2ft apart. If plants begin to flower when plants are less than 1ft tall, hand remove early flowers for 2 weeks until plants are bigger. Stake pepper plants if they begin to fall over. 

 

Harvest:

For full flavor, harvest peppers when fully ripe (yellow/orange). Peppers can also be harvested green.

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Peppers are primarily self-pollinating but insects will cause significant cross pollination between pepper varieties. To keep variety pure, cover plants with low tunnels (using thin row cover fabric) to exclude pollinators. Or, isolation distance: 300 ft. Always save seeds from the best plants. Save seeds from fully ripe peppers. Process hot pepper seeds outdoors wearing rubber gloves; rinse and dry seeds.

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