Organic California Wonder Sweet Pepper - Capsicum annuum
This heirloom bell pepper has the traditional characteristics in shape and color a traditional bell, yet this one remains being the largest open-pollinated pepper you can grow!
An excellent and hearty variety that does well in long season climates and evolves from a green flesh fruit to crimson red upon maturity. This high-yielding crop grows great in container gardens and produces fruit that is 3" x 4" and 4-lobed.
The sweetness of this pepper makes it ideal for eating raw or cooked, tossed in salads, stir-fry, salsa, pickling and great for stuffing, too!
- Sun: Full
- Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Direct Sow: No
- Seed Count: 25
- Days to Maturity: 70-75
- Plant Size: 24"-30"
Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 4-8 weeks.
It is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.
Consider companion planting with parsley and basil. Use mulch at base of plant.