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This listing is for 25 Violet Sparkle Sweet Pepper seeds. 100% organic non-genetically modified seed. These are our extra FEDCO seeds from this season. We buy in small bulk lots, use what's needed for family, friends, and small co-ops, then sell the remainder at a substantial discount for other growers. All seed lots have been tested for viability. This variety has been trialed from several sources to ensure the selection of the best strain. 100% success in the northeast. All extra seeds are professionally packaged and labeled. Free USPS First Class shipping to the lower 48.
75 days to maturity. Open-pollinated. As dazzling as the name suggests! Not bell-shaped, but belongs in this sweet category with its crisp colorful compatriots. Short plants produce a profusion of early pointed 4" fruits that start out chartreuse, streak purple, then turn more fully purple with red streaking, before ripening solid red. This color medley is at play on the plants, so you can harvest a stunning sparkling assortment. A brand new selection for 2020!
Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislikes the wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. Start indoors in March or April. Set out in June. Black plastic highly recommended. Row cover improves fruit set in windy spots. Pick first green peppers when they reach full size to increase total yield significantly. Green peppers, though edible, are not ripe. Peppers ripen to red, yellow, orange, etc. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal temperature range 68-95°.
Peppers are tropical perennials, usually grown as annuals, so you won't see them listed with a USDA Hardiness Zone. However, since they are perennial, you can bring plants indoors in winter, as houseplants. You may even get some peppers. :)
Seed-saving tips: Use only the first fruits for seed; allow only 3–4 fruits per plant to grow and remove all others. Fewer fruits = larger seeds = greater seed viability. Later fruits often have germination rates of only 60%.
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