Sure, it’s hotter than Hades, but it’s hard not to smile when you’ve got bell peppers smiling back at you.
Slicing the tops off a couple freshly harvested bell peppers, I discovered smiling faces on the inside!
These happy guys are Big Red, an open pollinated bell pepper that’s low maintenance and high yielding. Here’s one of the fruit:
As you can see, they’re practically a candy-apple red, but the flavor is very much a fresh, sweet bell pepper taste.
Because they’re an open pollinated variety, if you keep them from cross-pollinating with other peppers, the seeds will faithfully reproduce these deep red, flavorful peppers year in and out.
These guys are descendants of seeds I purchased way back in 2005, and they remain my go to bell pepper to this day.