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Sweet Pepper Seeds (Organic) - Sweet Chocolate HEIRLOOM - ORGANIC

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  • Open Pollinated, Organic Seed
  • Medium-Small Peppers
  • 58 Days to Maturity

Product Description

Grow Organic & Heirloom Peppers - Plant Organic Sweet Chocolate Pepper Seeds

Early bell pepper introduced by the University of New Hampshire in 1965. Ripens from green-to-chocolate on the outside and brick red inside - what a treat! Thick sweet flesh, Organic Sweet Chocolate Pepper is great for gardeners in short-season areas.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Organic Sweet Chocolate Pepper
    Botanical Name:Capsicum annuum "Sweet Chocolate"
    Type:Organic / Open-Pollinated, Green-to-Brown Sweet Pepper
    Size at Maturity:Medium-Small Size, 3-4 Lobes
    Days to Maturity:60-85 Days
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Warm Season
    Sowing Method:Indoor Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4"
    Plant Spacing:12" - 18"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1/4 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    Planting Peppers (Capsicum annuum, sweet or hot)

    When to Plant:

    • Peppers are a hardy, warm season crop that enjoys full sun and loamy, well draining soil with a neutral pH.
    • While they are pest tolerant, peppers can be susceptible to mildews so they will prefer a warm and dry climate.
    • Keep in mind however, that while pepper plants grow well in warm summer temperatures, many varieties will wait until nights begin to reach cooler temperatures to produce the bulk of their harvest.

    How to Plant:

    • Peppers, hot or sweet, can be quite easy to grow, but a little patience is required. Most varieties will take at least 85 days from sprouting to harvest.
    • For best results, seeds should be started indoors approximately 8-10 weeks before last expected frost date. Temperatures must be at least 70 degrees for good germination rates.
    • When starting seeds, it is recommended to start three to a pot and thin the weakest seedling, leaving the remaining two to grow as one plant.
    • Approximately one week before transplanting outdoors, harden off seedlings and prepare your plot with fertilizer or organic material, making sure your soil temperatures are at least 65 degrees consistently, or else seedlings will not survive the transplant.
    • Seedling pairs should be placed about 18 to 24 inches apart.
    • They need a well drained bed, but consistent moisture is also important -- plastic sheeting or mulch can be good ideas for retaining moisture, but a drip irrigation system can be a good approach as well.
    • Peppers will appreciate a stake or cage for stability, especially when they begin to fruit.
    • Put a few match heads and a teaspoon of fertilizer in the hole before planting, peppers like the sulfur.

    When to Harvest:

    • Harvest your peppers when they are firm and full.
    • You can pick them while still green, but the more you let them ripen the sweeter they will be.



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