Growing Yellow Canary Sweet Bell Pepper Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Other Names: Canary bell pepper, sweet pepper, yellow pepper, yellow bell pepper
- Days to Maturity: 100 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 12-24” in rows; 14-16” in raised beds
- Row Spacing: 2-3’
- Growth Habit: 24-36” tall; 3-1/2” x 4” bell-shaped peppers
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained loamy soil; slightly acidic to neutral pH
- Temp Preference: 70-84 degrees F; Nighttime temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees F to allow proper fruit set
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 8 hours of direct sunlight
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, European corn borer, Anthracnose fruit rot, Phytophthora blight, whiteflies, cutworms, pepper maggots, Colorado potato beetles, tarnished plant bug, Verticillium wilt, blossom end rot
- Color: Fruit ripens from green to yellow; green foliage
- Flavor: Sweet, mild
Yellow Canary Sweet Bell Pepper Seed Growth Habits:
The relatively long DTM (days to maturity) of 100 days makes it especially important for most growers to start Canary bell pepper seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date in their USDA hardiness zone.
Thanks to the upright growth and shallow root system of sweet bell peppers, yellow Canary bell peppers an easy choice for container gardens, raised beds, and row gardens.
Given plenty of sun (at least 8 hours of direct sunlight per day) and evenly moist, well-draining soil that's slightly acidic to neutral, Canary sweet bell pepper plants yield large, plentiful fruits that turn yellow when fully mature.
Various Uses for Yellow Canary Sweet Bell Peppers:
Yellow Canary sweet bell peppers are great for stuffing and baking or grilling thanks to their sweet taste and 3-1/2” x 4” size. The sweet, mild flavor also makes Canary bell peppers excellent for salads, sweet salsas, relishes, fresh eating, and more.
Yellow Canary Sweet Bell Pepper Benefits:
As a low-calorie, nutrient-rich food, Canary sweet bell peppers can be eaten as part of a healthy diet. They have significant amounts of vitamin C as well as other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, sweet yellow bell peppers are considered a good source of dietary fiber, even though they are primarily composed of water and carbohydrates.
Pepper plants are easily killed by frost, as they are a heat-loving plant native to the tropical regions of the Americas.
Seeds Per Package:
- 500 mg - Approximately 70 Seeds
- 0.25 oz - Approximately 1,000 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 4,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 16,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 64,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 320,000 Seeds