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Heirloom Italian Sweet Peppers

Sunset Mix

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Heirloom Italian Sweet Peppers

Sunset Mix

EXCLUSIVE – Beautiful heirloom mix yields huge, elongated tapering fruits with thick, meaty flesh that mature to rich red, yellow or orange....
EXCLUSIVE – Beautiful heirloom mix yields huge, elongated tapering fruits with thick, meaty flesh that mature to rich red, yellow or orange. Perfect for snacking, salads, sautees, or roasting.

Equal parts: Orange, Red & Golden-Yellow Italian Peppers
Seed Count: Approx. 35 / Weight: 0.225 gms
$ 3.99

STARTING SEEDLINGS

In early spring, start indoors about 2 months before night temperatures stay above 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm 80-85°F (27-29°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When 2 inches tall, transplant 3 inches apart into deeper containers. Maintain at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Feed with half strength fertilizer every week until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Transplant 2 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.

 

GROWING NOTES

Don’t transplant outdoors until nights are above 50°F (10°C). Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant only robust seedlings with well-developed roots. Mulch plants to maintain even soil moisture.

 

GROWING & HARVEST

Peppers need full sun at least 6 hours per day. Mulch well to maintain even moisture. Fertilize weekly to establish vigorous plants that provide shade and protect fruit from sunburn. Plants must be staked or caged to keep branches from breaking under their heavy fruit set. Harvest when fruits are glossy and turn from green to fully red, orange or gold by cutting, not pulling from plants. Eat fresh, roast or grill or try them Italian style, sautéed with tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and basil, accompanied by good hard cheese and crusty bread.

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors In Full Sun

Mature Height

Transplant To Harvest

Feb – March
10 – 21 days
May – June
2 1/2 – 3 feet
Approx. 80 days

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors In Full Sun

Mature Height

Transplant To Harvest

Feb – March
10 – 21 days
May – June
2 1/2 – 3 feet
Approx. 80 days

Sow Seeds Indoors

Feb – March

Days To Germinate

10 – 21 days

Transplant Outdoors In Full Sun

May – June

Mature Height

2 1/2 – 3 feet

Transplant To Harvest

Approx. 80 days

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