One Of my Favorites - California Wonder Bell Pepper

by Bill

Here in our harsh AZ sun, California Wonder does great. I harvest some green (and they have good holding power in the fridge) but prefer to let them ripen to red as they are sweeter then with a wonderful flavor.

Yes, it will get sun scald if you're not careful. I rarely use shade cloth. Instead I interplant them with my tomatoes. The tomatoes give them all the shade they need. I get a very good crop of thick-walled, juicy bell peppers. Oh, I usually start them in Jiffy pots and plant them a week before I plant my tomatoes to give them a bit of a head start. Otherwise the tomatoes can almost choke them out.

I try to control insect pests with soapy sprays and diatomaceous earth but will resort to Sevin dust if required. Sevin dust won't harm bees if you keep it away from the blooms.

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Feb 04, 2020
California Wonder Bell Peppers
by: Juanita

Yes the California Wonder Bell Pepper is a good heat tolerant plant and the red peppers are sweeter than when they are green. We keep our garden organic so we are careful about any pesticides we use. Thank you for choosing David's Garden Seeds®.

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