Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum var. annuum Grossum Group
Common Name: sweet bell pepper
Family Name: Solanaceae
Origin: South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Climbing
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Herb, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Orange, Yellow, Green, Red, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, ovate, most blades expand to 12-20cm long x 8-15cm wide, margin entire; flowers 2-3cm wide, petals white, 5-7; berries hollow, most 7-10cm long x 5-8cm wide, commonly green, red, yellow, or orange (brown, white, and purple cvs. also exist).