Sweet Chocolate Bell Pepper


  • Capsicum annuum
  • Open-Pollinated: yes
  • Type: sweet bell pepper
  • Shape: bell pepper
  • Color: ripens from dark green to deep mahogany/chocolate; brick-red flesh inside
  • Maturity: 60-85 days from transplant
  • Size: ?
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste: These peppers can be exceedingly sweet peppers
  • Disease Resistance: great for short-season areas


  • also known as “Choco”
  • Recommended mahogany-brown bell pepper variety by Sylvia Thompson’s “The Kitchen Garden”
  • will turn back to green with long cooking time
  • Early bell pepper bred by Elwynn Meader, introduced by University of New Hampshire in 1965

Sources: (where to buy)

Results from My Garden:

  • 2011: 1 plant; no peppers (environmental problems)

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