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.
- full sun
- 6.5 to 7.0
- 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.