Pepper, Sweet – Gatherer’s Gold

$3.48

Orange Italian sweet pepper. Fruits contain less seeds than other peppers.

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Description

Botanical Name

Capsicum annum

Family
Solanacea

Spacing
Space plants 1.5-2 feet apart.

Depth
Plant seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep.

Requirements
Hot hot sun. Peppers will thrive in well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 6-28 days at a temperature of 21-32°C (70–90°F).

Pests
Climbing cutworms, aphids, flea beetles

Timing
Plant seeds indoors in early March to plant transplants in the garden in late May.

Growing
In our short growing season, peppers need to be started indoors in the early spring. You can purchase seedlings at a garden centre, or start seeds yourself for transplanting. Once your pepper is in the ground, cover the ground with dark river stones to trap the sun’s heat and keep the roots warm when the temperature drops at night. Peppers can benefit from regular sprays with kelp fertilizer while they are setting fruit.

Harvest
75 days from transplant once peppers become greenish yellow or completely golden.

Season
Warm, annual

Links
How to harvest peppers and eggplants