(Oct. 3, 10:22 a.m.) A green bell pepper claiming to be the sweetest of any red or green bell pepper on the market plans to debut in America at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Orlando, Fla., later this month.

Enza Zaden’s SweetGreen peppers are a greenhouse-grown blocky green bell pepper with extremely high natural sugar content, according to a news release.

The peppers are hand-harvested when mature, which is unusual for a green pepper. This variety does not turn red as it matures.

The Enkhuizen, Netherlands-based seed company expects to see SweetGreen peppers on the market by March in limited quantities, according to the release.

New green bell pepper touted as sweetest yet
Enza Zaden, Enkhuizen, Netherlands, says its SweetGreen greenhouse-grown pepper should be in stores beginning in March 2009.

Courtesy The Perishables Group