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Big Bertha Bell Pepper (Garden Starter Plant)


The largest elongated bell pepper available! Thick-walled, 7-inch long fruit ripen to red. Plants are disease resistant. Ideal for giant stuffed peppers. Big Bertha plants in our Alabama test garden produce 7 to 12 pounds of peppers each over a harvest season that runs from May through October. Obviously, your results will depend on care and the length of the warm season in your locale. This is a big plant, so use a tomato cage or stakes to support because when the stems get heavy with big fruit, they can break in wind or rain.

  • Light:  Full sun
  • Fruit size:  7 inches long x 4 inches wide
  • Matures:  72 days
  • Plant spacing:  24 to 36 inches apart
  • Plant size:  3 to 5 feet tall, 18 to 24 inches wide

* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.