Pepper, Big Red Sweet Bell (Capsicum annuum) - 30 Seeds

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Big Red Sweet Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum) - 30 Seeds

•GMO Free
•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
•USDA Zones: 3-12

The plant produces high yields of large sweet bell peppers. Peppers turn from green to a scarlet red when mature. Peppers have thick flesh and are very sweet. Excellent for salads and stuffing. Always a great seller at Farmer’s Markets! An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers.

Growing Instructions:
To direct sow, plant seeds after the threat of frost. To get the earliest start to maximize the growing season, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last average frost date in the spring. Start in a seed starting mix, planting 1/4" deep and cover the container or tray with plastic to retain moisture then place in a warm, sunny spot. All peppers like heat, so keep the soil around 80° is preferred. Without adequate heat, germination can take significantly longer. A plant heating mat does wonders and is an amazing tool for any home gardener. Once seeds germinate and grow 2-3 true leaves, move them to a larger container filled with damp potting mix and keep consistently moist. Transplant to the garden a few weeks after the threat of frost and the soil temperature is around 65°. Make sure to harden the plants off by slowly exposing them to the elements over the course of a week to prevent stress. Likewise, remove any blossoms that may have formed before transplanting. This helps focus the energy of the plant to the primary structure and leads to a healthier transition. Leave 18" between plants, water and mulch an inch or two. Mulching will help retain moisture and protect the roots. Ensure 1-2" of moisture per week. In colder areas, laying plastic over the soil can help retain heat, but remove it once the soil temps get over 65°.