Favorite Sweet Red Pepper?

kiplor(z5Indiana)January 29, 2012

I LOVE the King Arthur (formerly known as Fat-N-Sassy) sweet red pepper and have tried countless varieties over the years, trying to find anything comparable (or dare I say BETTER) than this gem. The flesh is sweet and tender as a cherry and it just keeps producing, even after a couple frosts. But alas, it has left a standard that I am unable to match, which seems impossible for all the countless other varieties out there. Mandarin is very good for an orange variety, but I would LOVE to find other sweet red peppers and expand my base of this wonderful plant.

Any suggestions from other King Arthur lovers out there?

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Ace (bell-type) or Lipstick. Ace is a frequent recommendation whenever this question comes up here.


    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 12:01PM
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ediej1209(5 N Central OH)

I've never tasted the King Arthur variety, so I don't know how this measures against it, but we absolutely love Red Delicious. It is a prolific producer and the fruits are huge, very sweet and juicy. I was just about ready to throw in the towel and not grow bell peppers any more until I tried these.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 12:43PM
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Thanks for your suggestions, I will try both! Meanwhile, do yourselves the favor of planting King Arthur (still sold in some places as Fat-N-Sassy). It'll knock yer sox off!!!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 11:18PM
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Franks is one possibility for an open pollinated pepper.

Orange Bell is a very finicky orange but has fantastic flavor.

Sandhill Preservation carries both.


    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 2:38AM
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