In the fall, the trucks loaded with red Bell peppers* are intense splashes of color heading south to the processing plants in Southern California. I am especially fond of the brightly yellow Dusi Bros. trucks, carrying those crimson loads. The contrast of red and yellow against an azure autumn sky is stunning!
Note: the Central Coast is a composition of disconnected microclimate. Red bell peppers are grown in Gilroy and King City because those areas are warm and have enough heat units to produce peppers.