Growing Sweet Big Bertha Hybrid Pepper Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Other Names: Big Bertha
- Days to Maturity: 73 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 70℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Cut worms, aphids
- Color: Green, and then red
- Flavor: Sweet
Plant seeds indoors, and then transfer the Big Bertha Pepper plant outdoors. Pepper plants will grow tall, and these will need support. Big Berta Peppers grow to be gigantic, and you want to make sure your plant can handle it. In some areas of the country, a single pepper can weigh between 7-12 pounds!
Big Bertha is perfect for stuffing. Try sauteing diced vegetables and mixing them with quinoa or rice. Stuff into the hollowed-out center of this pepper. Serve alone for a vegetarian dinner or alongside some fish or meat for a complete meal. This pepper can hold a lot, and it can be used seamlessly in the kitchen as a bell pepper as well.
Sweet Big Bertha Hybrid Pepper Benefits:
Sweet Big Bertha Hybrid packs a nutritional punch. This pepper will fit right in for those looking for antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. It is full of vitamins A and C specifically. These are great for keeping your immune system in top shape. The combination of fiber and low calories keeps these peppers at the top of the list as the perfect snack for the diet-conscious eater.
Big Bertha is considered one of the largest sweet bell peppers.