High-yielding, widely-adapted Santa Fe pepper. The conica-shaped fruits are thick walled, avg. 3 1/2 x 2, and change from a pale yellow to orange to red. Usually harvested pale yellow but also can be used orange or red. Commonly stuffed like poblanos to make a more spiced-up version of chile rellanos. Also excellent fried or pickled. David's Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality products since 2009. More information: CULTURE: Peppers will thrive in well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 6.5. Abundant phosphorus and calcium is needed for the best results. Sow seed in 20 row or shallow flats 4 seeds/in., 1/4 deep, in late March or about 8 weeks prior to transplanting outdoors. If possible, maintain soil temperatures 80-90?F. Pepper seeds germinate very slowly in cooler soil. When the first true leaves appear transplant seedlings into 2 cell-type containers or 4pots. Grow plants at approx. 70?F day and 60?F nights. Exposing the seedlings to controlled cold treatments can increase the number of flowers and fruits. When the third true leaf appears, grow the plants at a minimum night temp. of 53-55?F for 4 weeks. The plants should receive full sunlight. After 4 weeks adjust temp. to 70? day and night. If this technique is used, peppers should be seeded 1-2 weeks earlier than usual. Transplant out after frost when the soil is warm and weather is settled. Ideal seedlings have buds, but no open flowers. Set plants 12-18 apart in rows 24-36 apart, or 2 rows on poly/paper mulch, 18 between plants. Water-in transplants using a high phosphorus solution like Nature's Harvest. Check our listing ASIN: R6-SOC5-SHLG ROW COVERS: Cold weather is buffered and earliness increased by using plastic mulch, especially in combination with lightweight fabric row cover supported by wire hoops. (See our mulch and row cover listings.) Remove row covers in sunny weather above 85?F to prevent blossom drop and heat damage.
Ready to eat in 60 days yellow and 80 days red ripe
Seeds are Non-GMO and hand packed by David's Garden Seeds in the Untited States of America
High-yielding, widely-adapted Santa Fe pepper
The conica-shaped fruits are thick walled and change from a pale yellow to orange to red
Germination rate about 80%