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Bell Pepper 'California Wonder'

Capsicum annuum 'California Wonder'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of Bell Pepper 'California Wonder'
A photo of Bell Pepper 'California Wonder'

Overview

California Wonder sweet pepper produces glossy bell-shaped peppers that can be green, yellow, red or purple. California Wonder is a good choice for home gardens as they are low-maintenance​ and easy to grow. They are resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Potato Virus Y, Phytophthora Blight, Tobacco Etch Virus and Bacterial Leaf Spot.

Common problems

Companion plants

Tomatoes, basil

Harvesting

The first peppers will begin to set 60-70 days after planting seedlings. Pods will change from green to yellow and red as they ripen. Wait until the fruits are about 7-10 cm before cutting them from the stem. Picking smaller peppers early in the season often provides a longer, more prolific harvest.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seed indoors in spring or directly in summer, 10-15 mm deep and 30-40 cm apart. Germination takes 10-28 days. Transplant seedlings when they have a pair of true leaves or are 5 cm tall.

Special Features

Crop rotation

California Wonder is a medium feeder and needs a moderate amount of nutrients.

Pot plant

Bell peppers can be grown in large containers

Uses

Culinary

culinary