Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Capsicum annuum, Fajita Bell Pepper

Common Name: Fajita Bell Pepper

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Capsicum

Species: annuum

Characteristics of Plant
A heavy and very early producing pepper plant. Generally, peppers of this plant are ready to be picked before some other types are producing.

This is a 4 lobed bell shaped pepper that turns from green to red. It can be eaten in any stage. Peppers range usually between 3-4" long and almost as wide.

While this pepper may look like a regular sweet bell pepper, it is not. It does have some very mild heat to it. The mild heat gives this pepper a lot of flavor. Folks who are mainly sweet bell pepper eaters have enjoyed this pepper.

A great pepper for making Fajitas, adding to soups , stews, salads and stuffed peppers.

Germination Tips: Pepper plants are best started indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species


When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth

Seed Needs Light to Germinate

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form

Nutritional Needs


Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness

Cutting Flower

Additional Uses

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