- Popular Bell Pepper For Early Maturity
- 24-30 Inches Tall
- 12-18 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
Bell peppers smack of delicious cool crunch in summer salads and dishes. Better Belle Pepper makes fresh bell peppers available to nearly anyone with their small and quick growth. The compact plants grow well in patio containers, producing fruit nearly 5 inches long in a shorter time than most bell pepper plants (about 65 days). The plants reach 18 to 24 inches high and wide, so they are perfect for containers or adding to sunny garden bed spots. The small whitish flowers and red and green fruit make Better Belle as pretty a plant as it is useful.
As a sweet bell pepper, Better Belle lies at the bottom of the Scoville rating for heat, but has a tasty, thick wall of sweet fruit. It's not easy to develop a bell pepper that is ready to eat sooner than most but that still has good flavor. Better Belle Pepper is popular for its early and all-season production of tasty bell peppers. It also is bred to resist tobacco mosaic virus, which can afflict some pepper plants.
Better Belle II Pepper Care
Hot and sweet peppers love heat and full sun. Plant Better Belle Pepper well after frost has passed and when nighttime temperatures reach at least 60 degrees. Whether growing in a garden bed, raised bed or container, plant the bell pepper in soil that drains well and is rich with organic matter such as compost. Heat the container or ground soil in advance with full sun and a dark mulch or wrap. As the plant grows, support it if necessary. Space Better Belle Peppers at least 18 inches apart.
Growing Better Belle II Pepper
Place Better Belle Pepper where it gets lots of sun and warmth. Avoid planting it in the same garden spot where any peppers, tomatoes or other members of the nightshade family grew last year. Better Belle Pepper performs better in containers than most bell pepper varieties. They do not grow very well indoors, however. The peppers need more sun and heat to grow and thrive than is inside most homes.
Plant Better Belle in a container at least as wide at the mouth as the plant will be when full size (18 to 24 inches) and at least 18 inches deep to make room for the roots. Be sure the container has good drainage. Water slowly to avoid washing important nutrients out of the container's soil.
Watering Better Belle II Peppers
Water Better Belle well right after planting and give it regular but moderate water all season. Water deeply and slowly even for plants in the ground. The pepper needs consistent water but doesn't like soggy soil at the root level.
Feeding Better Belle II Peppers
If the container or garden bed has enough organic matter such as compost or composted manure, Better Belle Pepper will need little else. If desired, add a balanced vegetable food a few weeks after planting and no more often than every 2 weeks.
Better Belle II Pepper Plant Information
|Common Name: Better Belle II Pepper|
|Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum|
|Plant Type: Sweet Bell Pepper|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: 4-5 inches|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
|Height: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
|Width: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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