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Big Red Sweet Pepper Seeds

Capsicum annuum

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  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Start pepper seeds indoors in peat pots about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow them 1/4" deep and keep the soil at 80-85 degrees F until germination; provide sunlight or a grow light for 12-16 hours a day. When the outdoor temperature reaches 60-65 degrees F during the day and no less than 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16" apart. Exposing the plants to the weather for several hours a day before transplanting may help prevent shock. Peppers also grow well in containers or raised beds.

Growing: Keep the soil evenly moist and weeds under control; mulching the plants may help with this. If excess heat and sun cause the plants to wilt, provide shade.

Harvesting: Harvesting sweet peppers is basically a matter of personal preference regarding color and sweetness. Generally, the longer the peppers mature on the vine, the sweeter they will taste. Mature peppers, however, signal the plant to stop producing; if the peppers are picked when still at the green stage, the plant will go on producing. Always use a knife or scissors to remove peppers to prevent damage to the fragile stems.

Seed Saving: Keep in mind that peppers will cross pollinate with other varietes of pepper, so isolation or caging may be necessary to preserve genetic purity. Allow the pepper to fully mature, than cut it open and remove the seeds. Spread out the seeds to dry for about two weeks. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Capsicum annuum

Type: Open Pollinated, Sweet Pepper, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 4,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 24 Inches

3.00
Global Rating: 3.00 from 1 reviews
Big Red Sweet Pepper Seeds 3.0

Review By Carribe Castaway

Not so big

I tested 8 different varieties of bell pepper seeds from the US and Europe for size plant hardiness and yield. In controlled conditions of a greenhouse they were planted 10" apart in rows spaced 3' apart. They were pruned to 2 stems and the stems were supported by strings hung from the ceiling wrapped around the stems. Seeds were direct sown in the soil. My experience was, while this variety produced, the fruits were so-so in today's environment. Great size for stuffing for individual servings. However, in this class of pepper, California Wonder is a better choice for fruit and plant size and strength.

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DESCRIPTION

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This high-yielding sweet pepper turns from green to red when mature, in just 75 days. The thick flesh is very sweet and is delicious fresh, roasted and stuffed.
The pepper is native to Central and South America, where Christopher Columbus and other explorers discovered it and took it with them back to Europe at the end of the 16th century. They became called "pepper" in Spanish, or pimiento, because their spicy flavor brought the spice black pepper to mind.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Start pepper seeds indoors in peat pots about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow them 1/4" deep and keep the soil at 80-85 degrees F until germination; provide sunlight or a grow light for 12-16 hours a day. When the outdoor temperature reaches 60-65 degrees F during the day and no less than 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16" apart. Exposing the plants to the weather for several hours a day before transplanting may help prevent shock. Peppers also grow well in containers or raised beds.

Growing: Keep the soil evenly moist and weeds under control; mulching the plants may help with this. If excess heat and sun cause the plants to wilt, provide shade.

Harvesting: Harvesting sweet peppers is basically a matter of personal preference regarding color and sweetness. Generally, the longer the peppers mature on the vine, the sweeter they will taste. Mature peppers, however, signal the plant to stop producing; if the peppers are picked when still at the green stage, the plant will go on producing. Always use a knife or scissors to remove peppers to prevent damage to the fragile stems.

Seed Saving: Keep in mind that peppers will cross pollinate with other varietes of pepper, so isolation or caging may be necessary to preserve genetic purity. Allow the pepper to fully mature, than cut it open and remove the seeds. Spread out the seeds to dry for about two weeks. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Capsicum annuum

Type: Open Pollinated, Sweet Pepper, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 4,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 24 Inches

Reviews

3.00
Global Rating: 3.00 from 1 reviews
Big Red Sweet Pepper Seeds 3.0

Review By Carribe Castaway

Not so big

I tested 8 different varieties of bell pepper seeds from the US and Europe for size plant hardiness and yield. In controlled conditions of a greenhouse they were planted 10" apart in rows spaced 3' apart. They were pruned to 2 stems and the stems were supported by strings hung from the ceiling wrapped around the stems. Seeds were direct sown in the soil. My experience was, while this variety produced, the fruits were so-so in today's environment. Great size for stuffing for individual servings. However, in this class of pepper, California Wonder is a better choice for fruit and plant size and strength.

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