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Almanac Planting Horizon Orange Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

Horizon Orange Bell Pepper

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Capsicum annuum


Uses: Bell pepper production

Benefits: Easy to grow. High yielding. Produces 4" thick-walled, sweet, delicious, crisp fruit. 

Zones: 3 - 12 

Sun: Full 

Life Cycle: Annual 

Mature Height: 30"

Mature Width: 18"

Bloom Season: Summer


Horizon Orange Bell Pepper Plants produce large, blocky, 4" fruit with crisp, thick walls and delicious flavor. 

Very similiar to both our Big Red Bell Pepper Plants, and our California Wonder Bell Pepper Plant—Horizon Peppers are just as good, only orange instead of red or green.

The perfect pepper for adding stunning visuals to your favorite dishes. It's striking orange color is sure to draw attention. Perfect for roasting, stuffing, freezing, and everything in between. Looks and tastes amazing when sliced and served on a veggie tray with your favorite dip. 



Horizon Orange Bell Pepper Plant Care

Provide at least 8 hours of full sun daily. 10+ hours is better. 

Flower development will occur mid to late summer. Some flowers may be pinched to encourage a bushy plant. Flowers will eventually turn into peppers. 

Water regularly after planting or repotting, keeping soil moist but not wet until the plant is established. We suggest attempting to make sure your bell pepper plant gets about 1" of water every week during periods of growth.

Horizon Orange Bell Pepper Plants should not have their fruit harvested while it is still green. It's best to wait until the fruit transitions to its lovely orange color prior to harvesting. 

This plant, like all peppers, is an excellent companion for cucumber!

Plant 24" apart. 

Planting with tomatoes will repel many pests and attract beneficial insects to your tomato plants.

Do not allow prolonged exposure to temperatures below 50°F. Will die if exposed to frost. Often stunted by any temperatures below 60°F. Does best in temperatures above 65°F and below 95°F.


Size of Horizon Orange Bell Pepper Plants for Sale

We ship our Horizon Pepper plants in 4" grow pots. Each plant will be appropriately sized for their pot. We suggest waiting at least 2 days after you receive your plant before you transplant it. This will give it time to recuperate from shipping. 

Size of Horizon Orange Bell Pepper Plant When Fully Grown

Horizon Pepper plant grows to a size of around 30" tall and 18" wide. 

Additional Information

Botanical Name of Horizon Orange Bell Pepper

  • Capsicum annuum

Toxicity and Risks of Horizon Orange Bell Peppers

Horizon Pepper Plants have parts that are considered toxic. They're members of the nightshade family, and produce toxic alkaloids.

These toxic alkaloids are most present in the unripe fruit, the stem, and the leaves of a pepper plant.

These parts of the plant may cause injury to a person or pet if consumed in high doses.