'Blushing Beauty' describes the color changes of this productive sweet bell pepper that changes color like fall maple leaves. On bushy compact plants, peppers gracefully blush from ivory to pink and red as they mature.
The thick walled peppers are sweet at any color and are prized for stuffing and easy to cut for fresh salads. 'Blushing Beauty' peppers can be harvested in about 72-75 days from transplanting. The compact plant reaches a mature height of about 18 inches and is attractive when grown in patio containers.
'Blushing Beauty' plants tolerate TMV and bacterial leaf spot, lengthening plant life for a higher yield of ivory, pink or red sweet peppers. .
Genus, species: Capsicum annuum
Common name: pepper
Fruit size: about 4 inches by 4 inches
Shape: blocky bell
Color: shades of ivory, pink, red
Plant height: 18-24 inches
Width: 16-20 inches
Foliage color: green
Spacing: 2' apart
Disease tolerances: tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and three races of bacterial leaf spot
Unique qualities: flavor, color sequence-ivory, pastel pink, rosy red
Length of time from transplanting to harvest: 74-76 days
Closest comparisons on market: 'Gypsy' and 'Dove'
Information and graphics courtesy of All-America Selections
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Date last revised: 01/05/2010