Best Regional Choices
Sweet, bell peppers are available in a stunning number of varieties. The problem is that all of those varieties will not necessarily do equally well in your particular backyard. There are probably a number of varieties that are perfect for the climate and soil conditions found in your yard; the trick is how to find those perfect varieties. The reason to search for the best variety is that it will suffer less stress and therefore the plant is less likely to have disease or insect problems. The flavor and nutritional value of the fruit will also be superior.
In the case of peppers grown in most parts of the country, the proper variety will help avoid the problem of blossom (drop)in July and August heat.
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Good Source of Info On Sweet Pepper Varieties
For excellent info on the best Sweet Pepper varieties by state go to the vegetable variety data collection project at Cornell University - www.vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu. We urge you to join this valuable site and contribute your own ratings of varieties.