PlantsPeppers→Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Cubanelle')

Heredity: Open Pollinated

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Cuban
Italian Frying
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 4 - 7 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5 - 2 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 55 Yellow-green, 75 red.
Wall Thickness: Thin
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 100-1000
Heat: Mild 100-2500 SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

USDA photo by: Bill Tarpenning

The Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by NGA MembersThe Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by NGA Members
By dave on March 1, 2014

The 2014 top 25 most popular varieties, as determined by the number of individuals who have posted comments and photos to the entries in our database.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 13, 2013 3:13 PM

Cubanelle is a very nice frying variety of pepper. I use mine mainly green and usually end up stir frying them. They do turn a nice red if I have patience to leave them long enough.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:48 PM

Good basic sweet pepper. They are much thinner-skinned than bell peppers, but work well chopped in recipes, or sliced in salads. This one makes its way into my garden every 2-3 years. Not a top favorite, but definitely one to keep in the rotation.

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