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Touchdown Hybrid Bell Pepper F1


Touchdown Bell Pepper is a hybrid with extra-large, 5″ long, blocky fruits and continuous production throughout the growing season An early producer with a solid disease package. Capsicum annuum. 75 days to maturity.

Treatment: Untreated


Be sure to check out our Pepper Growing Guide to learn how to successfully grow peppers at home.

Touchdown Bell Pepper is a hybrid, bell pepper variety with great disease-resistance and consistent production. This variety produces consistent yields of extra-large, uniform fruits that average 5" long by 4" wide. Fruits have a blocky appearance and thick walls. Fruits are initially green and will mature to red if left on the vine. Touchdown Bell Pepper is known for its continuous setting ability which makes it a great variety for long-term production throughout the warm growing season. Prolific plants have an extensive cover to protect fruits from sunburn. Touchdown is an early producer that will set fruit quicker than traditional, open-pollinated bell pepper varieties.

Peppers are in the nightshade family along with tomatoes and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Peppers do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. Peppers grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.

If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting peppers, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Peppers can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. We recommend using the Florida Weave trellising technique that involves using stakes and twine along the row. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.

Touchdown Bell Pepper Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/4″

Seed Spacing: 2′

Row Spacing: 3-4′

Days to Maturity: 75

Disease Resistance: Bacterial Spot, Tomato Mosaic Virus

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Debra Bruce
5 out of 5

I have been trying to grow 3 different varieties of bell peppers for a several years and was just getting small, irregular fruits every year...was about to give up until I tried Touchdown! Finally getting a proper sized bell pepper with excellent flavor! (Zone 6b)