The sweet bell pepper was grown as early as 1681 by enslaved Africans in Panama, who pickled the “Green Indian-Bell-Pepper.” It was introduced to North America most likely from the West Indies by the early 1700s. McMahon included “Bell” peppers in The American Gardener’s Calendar 1806, and Jefferson recorded Bull Nose in his 1812 garden calendar. Jefferson’s Bull Nose likely resembled the heavily lobed pepper we know today.
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost; germinates in 2 weeks. Full sun; well drained soil.
Approximately 35-40 seeds per pack.