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Yankee Bell Peppers

Yankee Bell Peppers

Yankee Bell Peppers

Yankee Bell Peppers

Yankee Bell Peppers

Northern gardeners will appreciate the Yankee bell pepper, with its blocky fruits with three or four lobes. This open-pollinated variety produces quality fruit with uniform shape. A little smaller than other bell peppers, the Yankee bell is great for salads, sautés, and veggie platters.

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: 60 to green; 80 to red ripe

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


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