The most impressive open pollinated bell pepper we have found, this heirloom has thick, sweet, crispy flesh and thrives in cooler weather conditions. 150 Seeds
70-80 days. Enjoy Big Red at all stages, whether you are slicing them for pizza, or stuffing them with your favorite savory filling.
Seed Planting Depth: 0.25" Days to Germination: 10-14 days Plant spacing within a row: 12"-18"
Peppers turn from green to red when mature. Peppers have thick flesh and are very sweet. Excellent for salads and stuffing. Suitable for home gardens and market growers.
Only gardeners who enjoy long growing seasons in the Deep South should attempt to sow pepper seed directly in the garden. Most of us must start our own plants indoors about 8-10 weeks before transplanting, which should be done 2-3 weeks after the expected last frost. Most pepper seeds sprout in about a week at a temperature of 70-80 degrees F., but germination can be spotty depending on variety. Hot peppers can be very finicky. To speed the process, place the seeds between damp sheets of paper towel, put them in zippered plastic bag, and put the bag in a warm place (the top of the refrigerator works fine). As soon as the pepper seeds sprout, carefully plant them in individual containers such as pea pots. When the first true leaves develop, move the plants to a sunny southern window until you can transplant them into the garden.