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Islander Bell Peppers

Islander Bell Peppers

Islander Bell Peppers

Islander Bell Peppers

Islander Bell Peppers

This bell pepper gives you a full color range of choices for picking: lavender at 56 days, then an explosion of violet, yellow, and orange streaks on its way to final rich red ripeness at 81 days. These peppers have a mild, slightly sweet taste and pale yellow flesh. Just imagine the possibilities with this pepper!

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.5 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 9


  • 18 inches between plants; 24 to 36 inches between rows


  • 1 inch per week


  • start seeds indoors eight weeks before transplanting
  • days to maturity: 56 to lavender; 81 to dark red ripeness, with streaks of violet, yellow, and orange in between
  • high resistance to tobacco mosaic virus

Do you grow Islander bell peppers? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.


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