The Orange King Bell Peppers grow on a sturdy compact plant that grows upright on a solid bush type habit that can reach as tall as 45-61 cm (18-24") in height with a spread that reaches 40-45 cm (14-18”) wide. We provide additional support for most of our pepper plants, especially if they are prolific producers like the Orange King Bell. Plant produces heavy yields of peppers that are 10 cm (4”) long by 9 cm (3½”) wide. Peppers are blocky, with 3-4 lobes, thick walled and sweet. These peppers turn from green to a brilliant orange when mature.
Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Plant in well-draining soil in a warm, sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. Peppers prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Water regularly, making sure the soil stays moist but not waterlogged. Harvest peppers when they reach full size and have reached their mature color.
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil. Soil pH: 6.0-6.8. Planting Depth: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 30-90cm (12-36”) tall. Days to Maturity: 60-100 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart.