Capsicum annuum | Bell Pepper ‘California Wonder’
Bell Peppers are flowering plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) with edible fruits that are commonly made into relishes, or pickled, or ground into a fine powder for use as a spice. Some pepper varieties are not edible and are grown as ornamentals.
Peppers are grown as tender summer annuals in most areas outside their native habitat. Seeds are best propagated indoors or in a greenhouse. It is recommended to transplant outdoors when soil temperatures reach 60 F or warmer. Plants become woody as the growing season progresses. Flowers are typically small with five white petals and pepper fruits come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Mature around 75 days from transplant.
The ‘California Wonder’ Bell Pepper has been the standard bell pepper for nearly 100 years. Introduced in 1928, it is the largest open-pollinated bell pepper one can grow. The upright plants are prolific producers of large, blocky, thick-walled peppers with 3-4 large lobes. Ideal for stuffing, this bell peppers are tender and flavorful. The number of glossy-green, 4″ large peppers on each small plant is impressive! Fruits turn red at maturity, around 75 days.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 18-24 inches
Mature width: 18-24 inches
Hardiness zones: 10-12