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Taste a big-hit baby bell
Photo by E. Spencer Toy; written by Johanna Silver

Taste a big-hit baby bell

The ‘Miniature Yellow’ bell pepper has delighted visitors to the Sunset test garden in summer. Its bite-size fruits are just over 1 inch long—perfect for kebabs. But its yield is anything but mini: This baby cranked out lots of very sweet peppers on 18-inch-tall plants all summer long. Shop nurseries for seedlings, or start it from seed.

Grow it: Plant seedlings 18 to 24 in. apart in full sun, in rich, well-draining soil. Or plant in a container at least 8 in. deep and 16 in. wide.


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