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Capsicum annuum grossum group 'Bell Boy'

Sweet pepper

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (55204)

Plant details

Sweet peppers, also known as capsicums and bell peppers, are best grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel, although some success can be had by growing them in a sheltered, sunny position outdoors. Sow indoors from February to April and grow them in growing bags or 21cm (8in) pots. Regularly damp down the floor of your greenhouse or polytunnel to maintain humidity. 'Bell Boy' produces sweet, deep green fruits which turn red as they mature. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Capsicum

Species: annuum grossum group

Cultivar: Bell Boy

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April


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