Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baby Belle Peppers

In the past, we have purchased bags of multi-colored mini-bell Peppers from Costco, and really liked them.....so I was delighted to see seeds for these Baby Belle Tricolor Peppers in the Nichols Garden Nursery Catalog last year.

Aren't they just the cutest things? I grew them successfully in the ground last year, but this year I decided to try 4 plants in a half whiskey barrel planter. They grew very nicely and produced many peppers per plant. Two plants turned out to be red, one orange, and one yellow. In the above photo, the largest pepper (bottom center) is beginning to turn yellow...a bit behind the others for coloring up. The flavor is mild and sweet....a garden treat!

Oh, and did I mention how cute they are? :-)


Cat said...

They ARE cute! And I can hear the cruch as you bite into them, Connie. Thank you, too, for spending time with us, giving us the gifts of the fruit of your garden! We are each having a tomato for lunch and dinner these days.

Anonymous said...

Dear Connie,
I'd love your photo and would like to trade some seeds with you in exchange for the use of it. It's much nicer than any we have.
Rose Marie Nichols McGee
Nichols Garden Nursery

Anonymous said...

whoops, Nichols Garden Nursery email is nichols@gardennursery.com

Bytw, I subscribe to googlealerts and so often get a notice when our name is published.

joey said...

A gal after my own heart, Connie. Love Costo's Baby Belle Peppers and yours look even better! Great photo ... enjoy the harvest :)

ChrisND said...

Those are great...I might be tempted to try those once. I have to admit I'm not much for the usual green peppers, but I know home grown are much better. A great little bunch!

O.I.M said...

very nice...and so many of them! I was so excited to pick my first red pepper this morning. I had it for breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Connie, you never cease to amaze me! What a gardener. The peppers are so colorful and CUTE!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely, lovely peppers!