Golden Star Sweet Bell

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Golden Star Sweet Bell

Capsicum annuum
(72 days) F-1 hybrid. With its large 4-lobed 4" glossy thick-walled blocky bright yellow peppers, this Star filled a gap in our selection admirably. On Sept. 26 one plant sported 7 fruits, and another, 10. Our trialer describes them as “nice, sweet and crispy.” Plants boast generous leaf canopies. Trialer Donna Dyrek started harvesting ripe ones as early as mid-August. Resists potato virus Y.


3718 Golden Star
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A: 20 seeds for $3.00  
B: 60 seeds for $5.00  
C: 200 seeds for $13.00  
D: 500 seeds for $24.00  
E: 1,000 seeds for $38.00  
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Additional Information

Peppers

Days to full-color maturity are from transplanting date.

Capsicum comes from the Greek kapto which means ‘bite.’

Culture: Start indoors in March or April. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 68-95°. Set out in June. Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislike wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. Black plastic highly recommended. Row cover improves fruit set in windy spots. Pick first green peppers when they reach full size to increase total yield significantly. Green peppers, though edible, are not ripe. Peppers ripen to red, yellow, orange, etc.

Saving Seed: Saving pepper seed is easy! Remove core of the fully ripe pepper (usually red or orange) and dry on a coffee filter. When dry, rake seeds off the core with a butter knife. To ensure true-to-type seed, grow open- pollinated varieties and separate by 30 feet. Use only the first fruits for seed; allow only 3–4 fruits per plant to grow and remove all others. Fewer fruits = larger seeds = greater seed viability. Later fruits often have germination rates of only 60%.

Diseases:

  • BLS: Bacterial Leaf Spot
  • CMV: Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • TMV: Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.