Start indoors 10 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. When true leave show, pot up to 3-4” pot, grow at 70˚F day and 60˚F night. Plant out when nights are above 53-55˚F. Water in with phosphorus solution. Peppers have shallow roots and appreciate frequent light watering. They thrive on lighter sandy or silt loam soils that warm up fast allowing vigorous early growth before flowering. Use row covers if danger of frost. If you live in a part of the country where pepper plants yield only couple fruits per year, grow more plants. Peppers grow well in containers or raised beds. Soil pH 5.5-6.8. Hardiness zones 9. Annual.
Days from maturity calculated from the date of transplant. Average 3,920 seeds per ounce. Federal germination standard: 55%. Usual seed life: 3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 500 feet.
Planting Depth 1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 21-30
Plant Spacing 18-24”
Row Spacing 3’
Days To Maturity 160-180Full Sun
, Moist Well Drained