Vegetables Peppers Sweet Bell Peppers


(F1) Pepper Seed

Product ID: 3184

Blocky, yellow bell pepper for heated greenhouse production.

Bentley is a compact, generative plant best suited to high-tech greenhouses and lower tech houses in areas with mild weather. Bright lemon yellow fruits are gorgeous with excellent flavor. Extra large fruit with very high yield. High resistance to tobamovirus races 0-3. Avg. 3,200 seeds/oz. Mini: 10 seeds. Packet: 25 seeds.




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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Capsicum annuum
CULTURE: Sow seeds in desired medium 6-8 weeks prior to transplanting. Maintain a constant 80-90°F (27-32°C) soil temperature. When first true leaves just show, transplant the seedlings into cell-type containers or blocks. 2" or larger containers will produce larger, stronger root systems; 4" blocks are the standard. Grow plants at 70-74°F (21-23°C) days and 68°F (20°C) nights. Fertilize with a complete nutrient solution (EC 1.5-2, pH 5.2) or equivalent as needed to keep plants dark green and healthy. When transplanting into the greenhouse, maintain temperatures of 73°F (23°C) days and 70°F (21°C) nights for the week after transplanting. This promotes rapid vegetative growth and root establishment. 7-10 days after transplanting, lower temperatures to 63-64°F (17-18°C) nights and 73-75°F (23-24°C) days. For two-stemmed plants, use a plant density of 3-3 1/2 plants/square meter, which results in 6-7 stems/square meter (9 sq.ft.). Plants can be pruned to 4 stems, maintaining 6-7 stems/square meter (9 sq.ft.), but fruit will be smaller. Remove flowers up to the second or third node after initial branching to allow the plant to reach a suitable size before trying to support a fruit load.
TRELLISING: We recommend pruning the plants to 2-4 stems and trellis up a string like greenhouse tomatoes.
HARVEST: Harvest peppers when they are 80% or more final ripe color.
DISEASES AND PESTS: Use crop rotation or new media to reduce soil-borne disease problems. Use regularly scheduled releases of beneficial insects to control pests.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 3,200-4,150 (avg. 3,700).
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 950 plants/1,000 seeds.
MINI: 10 seeds.
PACKET: 25 seeds.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Capsicum annuum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
60 green, 80 yellow ripe
Disease Resistance Codes
TM 0-3
TM 0-3
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Greenhouse Performer Greenhouse Performer
Variety that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment.
Greenhouse Performer