Little Bells

Crop: Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed

OSSI Pledge Date: 4/17/2014

Release Date: 4/17/2014

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


“Another wonderful surprise from the GTF pepper project, these are very early bells with thick walls, densely set onto dwarf plants with short branches. At the “”green”” eating stage ‘Little Bells’ are a ‘Transparent’-apple yellow, ripening through orange to a dark red at maturity. First fruit may be pointed, becoming blocky in following sets. A visitor has commented that these are reminiscent of ‘Jingle Bells,’ once popular, now gone. Great pepper for northern climes with short seasons. Before fall’s killing frost, we clip whole plants with remaining fruits attached, trim leaves and hang in a cool place. Fruit will continue to ripen on the stem for weeks. Mature 95 days post-trans. at OSU/Corvallis, OR. Farm Original Variety!”

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners