I've grown "California Wonder" bell peppers for years because it is always the easiest to obtain as seedlings. It is also a pretty poor pepper for my zone 7b summer heat. I usually get a few nice peppers early before the heat sets in. After the heat arrives, it drops it's leaves and looks like a green stick until fall when it will make a couple of golf ball sized peppers.
I have ordered seed for a large sweet pepper known as "Chinese Giant" and then found it to be a very old variety. If it is so old, why is it not better known? Must not be such a good pepper.
Anyone have good luck with a different variety? Possibly one that can survive summer heat and make some nice peppers?