Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Johnny's Seeds

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Corno di Toro type
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 5-7"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5-2.5"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 62 green, 80 red.
Wall Thickness: Medium
Heat: Sweet<100SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24-36"
Plant Spread: 18"
Fruit: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 2006 National

Common names
  • Sweet Pepper

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Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-08-06
Location: Maine
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: October 2021
Red ones and green ones
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 7-30-2021
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 7/21/2021

Date: 2019-08-11
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: September 2020
green peppers
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: October 2021
green carmen peppers
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-08-24

Photo courtesy of Harris Seeds
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2018-07-19

Date: 2019-10-01
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: summer 2020
early green peppers
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2018-07-19

Date: 2019-08-11

Date: 2019-08-11
Location: North Branch, MN
Date: 2017-07-06
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  • Posted by Danita (GA - Zone 7b) on Sep 30, 2011 2:09 AM concerning plant:
    This is my favorite sweet pepper that I've grown so far because of the taste and its dependable performance every year that I've grown it. When harvested red the flavor is very sweet and more complex than a common bell pepper. It is a "bull's horn" or "corno di toro" type pepper and averages 6" long x 2 1/2" wide. It may have slightly thinner flesh than a bell pepper, but is still thick enough to have a good crunch and the flavor is superior. It is wonderful fresh, sauteed or roasted. The plant is vigorous and produces early and often on medium sized plant. Maturity averages from transplant: 60 days to green, 80 days to red ripe. This is a F1 Hybrid so plants must be grown from commercial seeds.

    My Climate: USDA Zone 7b, AHS Heat Zone 7/8, Humid
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:55 PM concerning plant:
    This is a favorite sweet pepper in our garden. When allowed to mature to red, it has a complex, fruity flavor. I love adding this one to tomato sauces, as it seems to deepen and intensify the flavor. I use this pepper fresh, in recipes, grilled, roasted. . .just about any way you can imagine!

  • Posted by DonShirer (Westbrook, CT - Zone 6a) on Dec 15, 2015 8:08 AM concerning plant:
    Good flavor but only average yield. Grew ok both in the ground and in 3gallon containers.
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Aug 24, 2012 12:06 PM concerning plant:
    I also find this an excellent pepper and plan to plant more. Flavor much better than a green bell.
    Our favorite way is grilled
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