Keystone Resistant Giant
- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Heat: none
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15
- Capsicum annuum
- Bagged Bloom Seeds
Keystone Resistant Giant is apparently the same variety as Keystone Giant. It is not the same variety as Keystone Resistant III, however. I searched for a few hours to determine the true name of this fine bell pepper. It seems that everyone is calling it every combination of names, and many vendors are not making a distinction between the two varieties, Keystone Resistant Giant and Keystone Resistant III. Often the names are simply combined into “Keystone Resistant Giant 3.”
The breeder and vendor of Keystone Resistant Giant was the Corneli Seed Company, since at least 1954. This open-pollinated bell comes from a cross between California Wonder and a Hungarian cultivar. The “Resistant” part of the name refers to the plant’s resistance to the Tobacco Mosaic Virus.
Keystone Resistant Giant makes a large plant to support its large fruits. Growing bell peppers of any size and wall-thickness is always a challenge in my less-than-fertile soil. Yet I was impressed by the size and quality of the fruits of this variety. Eventually, the deep green flesh gives way to a strong-tasting red fruit. NOTE: My packet labels read simply “Keystone Giant,” as I discovered the cultivar’s true name after later research.
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