Pepper 'Orange Blaze'
2011 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

All-America Selections is pleased to announce a sweet orange bell pepper as the newest AAS Winner for 2011. Although colored peppers can be difficult to grow, the new AAS Winner 'Orange Blaze' solves that problem. This variety proved itself a winner in AAS Trialing Grounds across North America due to early maturity, sweet flavor and disease resistance. It matured to a beautiful orange color earlier than the comparisons. Expect very sweet flavor at full orange color about 65-70 days from transplant. 'Orange Blaze' produces 3 to 4-inch long fruits about 1 1/2 inches wide with 2-3 lobes. High resistance to diseases Xcv 0-3, 7, 8 -Bacterial Leaf Spot and Tm Po- Tobamovirus ensure a larger harvest. Bred by Seminis/Monsanto..

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Pepper
Variety Name: 'Orange Blaze'
Genus: Capsicum
Species: annuum
Year: 2011
Common Name: Pepper
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Seminis Vegetable Seed
Close Market Comparison: Gourmet,' 'Gypsy,' and 'Lipstick'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 24 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 100 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 65-70 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): bright orange
Fruit Shape: 2-3 lobed bell pepper
Fruit Size: 3 to 4 inches long
Fruit Flavor Description: very sweet flavor
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: Xcv 0-3, 7, 8 - Bacterial Leaf Sport and Tm Po -Tobamovirus
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Herb: NO

How to Grow

Sow seed in greenhouse or indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Place seed in soilless media, cover, maintain 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and uniform moisture. Grow young plants in high light at 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Harden off before planting in warm soil.

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Grower and Retailers: AAS Winner tags and labels are available from these suppliers:

John Henry


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Customizable bench cards are available from:

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