|The cultivar, 'Purple Beauty' is a sweet bell pepper generally ready for harvest 75 days after sowing. This open-pollinated pepper grows 17 inches tall bushy plants which provide good cover for fruits. Each plant yields 5 to 15, 3 by 3 inch peppers, if started in the early season and fertilized. Color turns from green to deep purple to deep red. When selecting varieties, it is important that you look for a variety that has TM in the name or that is specified as being tobacco mosaic resistant.
C. annuum is the most cultivated pepper in the world, both commercially and in home gardens. They are relatively easy to grow, as long as they receive plenty of moisture and nutrients, are not subjected to cold and receive plenty of sunshine. They grow in an endless variety of colors and range in shape from small round cherry peppers to long, pencil-shaped cayenne varieties. Seeds should be started indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost. When the temperature reaches 70 F, transplant 12 to 16 inches apart, fertilize, and again when they are 12 inches tall. The pepper is rich is goodness, one medium-sized pepper will provide almost the entire daily adult of vitamin C requirement and also contains vitamins such a B1, B2 and D, plus numerous minerals.