I’ve struggled in the past with growing bell peppers that would perform well and produce decent sized fruit. This year, I’ve had incredible success with ‘Antebellum’.
I saw them promoted as a good variety for the southeast in the Twilley seed catalog back in the winter and decided to give them a try. We returned home to find the plants loaded with fruit. Just this week I picked 22 bells off 18 plants, and there are more coming. The fruit are supermarket sized and have that nice bell pepper crunch. From what I understand, this variety was developed for green peppers; therefore, don’t wait for them to blush. I haven’t seen any issues with blossom end rot or pests yet, but of course, those conditions can vary year to year.
Now to find new recipes for stuffed bell peppers, and delicious ones that we can freeze to boot!