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Lemon Drop Hot Pepper

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Organic Lemon Drop Hot Pepper Seeds

Capsicum baccatum
Small, crinkled yellow hot peppers with citrusy heat.
Art Pack, 25 seeds
Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast
$3.95

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3-10 days
Days to Maturity 100 days from transplant
Planting Depth 1/4"
Spacing in Row 24"
Spacing Between Rows 24-36"
Height at Maturity 36 inches
Width at Maturity 24 inches
Detailed Product Info

Hailing from South America, this hot pepper is a stunner. Its habit is incredibly vigorous, forming big, tall, strongly upright plants that are naturally lush. Each plant tends to bear heavily, its branches laden with dozens of small, waxy-skinned fruit that turn from light green in mid-season to golden yellow at ripeness. The flavor of each is exceptional: truly citrusy, even when green, with a level of heat that is in the range of cayenne—suitable for spicing a dish without overwhelming it.

Also known as Aji Lima, this member of the Capsicum baccatum species takes a few weeks longer to mature than your average garden pepper, but the results of your patience will be well worth the wait. Large, vigorous plants yield copious amounts of wrinkled fruits. (One plant is plenty for a home garden!) Several weeks after setting fruit the little green fruits start to turn yellow. It might be the color, but we swear this hot little pepper is citrusy too. If you like a bit of heat, one pepper is enough for a pot of chili, use more if you are a fiend. This pepper also makes a great hot sauce.

Growing Instructions

Start early; this variety is 2 weeks later than other hot peppers. Transplant out after threat of frost has passed. Plants will set a heavy flush of green fruits and will take their time getting to the full yellow color, but the flavor is worth the wait! Use fresh or dry for enjoyment all season.

About the Art and Artist
Artwork by Sandra Urie. Born in Argentina, a very diverse artist experienced in many artistic mediums. "As of late, my passion has been working with pyrography. I burn the image onto a raw wood panel, then paint and add details using high intensity inks."

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