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Old February 8, 2018   #1
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Default Orange Bell Peppers

I'm a big fan of Yummy, but I traditionally grow at least one orange bell pepper plant. So far I've tried :

Orange Sun - good production despite having a reputation for being a low producer , flavor meh in a rainy season- Burpee is only offering plants this year

Orange Blaze - didn't produce for me, nada - seed mix up?

supermarket orange presumably F2 - didn't turn orange

looking at Etudia, sold by Baker Creek a

Would like your experiences and suggestions with growing sweet orange bell peppers


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Old February 9, 2018   #2
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I grew Etuida last year (seeds from Baker Creek), 4 plants...
The peppers were late to ripen, small and not very productive.
I'm going to give them another shot, this year.
I grew Enjoya F2 (a yellow bell at F2) right next to the Etuida, they
we're bigger, more plentiful and earlier. Both tasted good.

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I didnt know that about Orange Sun. Those particular seedlings are just popping up, hopefully I get good production out of them.
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Orange Blaze was a great producer for me. Good flavor, but nothing like Crunch Sweet Orange, which is the sweetest pepper I have ever eaten. Both are small peppers, at least smaller than a bell.

If you want big, grocery-store quality orange bells, you need expensive hybrid seed. Flavorburst was what my family grew last summer. It did very well. But I think anything you pay $5-7 for and get 15 seeds is going to do well. Every seed company seems to have their own hybrid orange bell.

Early Sunsation is my favorite yellow. I don't even bother trying other yellow bells.
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Why don't some of you grow the original Orange Bell one, best orange one I ever grew and got it from Craig L who got it from Southern Exposure seed co, way back, and sent it to me

Here is a Google Search and look for SESE and see if they still list it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Oran...&bih=815&dpr=1

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Last year the orange bells from my garden were:

Orange Bell...a very sweet orange/yellow
Golden Treasure...more yellow than orange
Zolotistyi...sweet productive orange/yellow elongated bell
Corno Di Toro Giallo...a long pepper that turned from green to yellow and then orange.

I picked short and mid-season peppers since many of the longer season peppers did not have enough time to turn colors (ripen). Before last year 90% of the pepper crop was green; last year 70% were able to turn.
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There are several orange sweet peppers I tried:
Gurman - a German CV with orange bell fruit

Zolotistyi - our Belarusian CV with gold-orange bell fruit

Apelsin - a really nice and sweet small fruit with fruity flavor

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That Gurman looks awesome, but I can't find a public source here. does any one hereon TV in the US have it?
I have to grow some of minw in the greenhouse or the hightunnel to get enough time to let them mature. colored/mature peppers are hard to come by some years here. it is too cool for the Summer to get them before mid Sept.

I grow an orange bell from Grimes. just called Tasty Orange Bell pepper. it is the largest of orange bells I have found.
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Last year the orange bells from my garden were:

Orange Bell...a very sweet orange/yellow
Golden Treasure...more yellow than orange
Zolotistyi...sweet productive orange/yellow elongated bell
Corno Di Toro Giallo...a long pepper that turned from green to yellow and then orange.

I picked short and mid-season peppers since many of the longer season peppers did not have enough time to turn colors (ripen). Before last year 90% of the pepper crop was green; last year 70% were able to turn.
It seems the choices are numerous abroad. I agree, its hard to find these in the US. Baker Creek sells the first pepper on paulf's grow list. How was your productivity on this?

Last year was exceptionally long, and I'm half an hour straight north of paulf. 70 percent coloration would be a good year for me too. I was still out there picking what I hadn't pulled into October, even after very cold temps they all marched on. It was odd to see colored peppers in the next bed when I was planting garlic.

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The first three on the list came from Tatiana and Corno Di Toro Giallo is from Remy at Sample Seed. I don't keep production records on peppers (only anal with tomatoes), but I remember a lot of Orange Bells, maybe 10 or more peppers on each plant with Zolotistyi a few more than the others. All had exceptional flavor. Didn't have to buy a Costco pepper until December.
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