Gatherer's Gold Sweet Pepper

Certified Organic

Capsicum annuum

Extremely bright, crisp, yellow pepper.

One of the few open-pollinated horn-shaped golden peppers available. Each plant produces an abundance of green peppers that ripen to a golden orange. Thick-walled, sweet, and tasty with relatively few seeds, these peppers are superb raw or sautéed, and are a wonderful variation on the classic Italian frying pepper.

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Pepper seed requires heat to germinate; it just won't do much in cool soil. So the first trick is to find a spot that is steadily warm; usinag a heat mat is ideal, but above the fridge may work, as might a spot near the woodstove. Sow pepper seeds at least 6-8 weeks before your last frost date; they mature later in the season than tomatoes, and to get a good crop of ripe peppers requires an early start. (If you prefer green peppers, you've got more flexibility.) Sow peppers about a quarter-inch deep in soil blocks or plug trays. Give them a good ten to fourteen days to germinate before thinking of giving up on them. Once up, peppers grow quite slowly when young and, again, require warmth to grow quickly. Peppers should not be transplanted until the weather is settled, usually about two weeks after tomatoes go in. Space them about 18" apart. Row cover provides a warm microclimate for quicker growth. Although most pepper plants stay much smaller than tomato vines, their stems are weak and, when loaded with fruit, they tend to blow over in late summer storms. They can easily be staked to prevent this.

Days to Germination 10 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 95 days from transplant
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 18 to 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 24 to 48 inches
Height at Maturity 36 to 42 inches
Width at Maturity 18-24 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun

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