Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Colossal') in the Peppers Database

Year Introduced: 2005
Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Rogers (Syngenta)

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
Disease Resistance: Potato Virus Y
General Type: Bell
Fruit Length: 5"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 4.5-5"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 68 green, 90 red
Wall Thickness: Thick
Heat: Sweet<100SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 24- 38 inches
Plant Spread: 15- 20 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by DonShirer (Westbrook, CT - Zone 6a) on Dec 15, 2015 8:05 AM

Not very "colossal," only 3-4" for me. Yielded fewer fruits than my other bell peppers.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 16, 2013 7:57 AM

A midseason extra large ( 5 x 4.5 inch) green to red bell. Tall vigorous plant. Doing well here.

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