A very unique colour palette, the colour starts out creamy white, to yellow, then orange and finally to red. There can be all colours on each plant at one time. The shape is triangular with 3 inch shoulders and an average length of 4 inches. A lot of production on a small plant and will need to be staked. The texture is firm, and juicy. This is one of the earliest to set fruit, ready in 70 days.
sweet; Blocky; 4 to 4.5 inches long by 2 to 2.5 inches wide; thick flesh; matures from pale yellow to orange to red; upright pods become pendant; green leaves; 12 to 18 inches tall; Early Season (60-70 days); Uses: Italian Cuisine, Large Stuffing, Roasting, Fried/Stir-Fried; C.annuum.
Pepper Germination: Start pepper seeds indoors in peat pots about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow them 1/4" deep and keep the soil at 80-85 degrees F until germination; provide sunlight or a grow light for 12-16 hours a day. When the outdoor temperature reaches 60-65 degrees F during the day and no less than 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16" apart. Exposing the plants to the weather for several hours a day before transplanting may help prevent shock. Peppers also grow well in containers or raised beds.
Growing Pepper Seeds: Keep the soil evenly moist and weeds under control; mulching the plants may help with this. If excess heat and sun cause the plants to wilt, provide shade.
Harvesting Pepper: Harvesting sweet peppers is basically a matter of personal preference regarding color and sweetness. Generally, the longer the peppers mature on the vine, the sweeter they will taste. Mature peppers, however, signal the plant to stop producing; if the peppers are picked when still at the green stage, the plant will go on producing. Always use a knife or scissors to remove peppers to prevent damage to the fragile stems.
Saving Pepper Seeds: Keep in mind that peppers will cross pollinate with other varietes of pepper, so isolation or caging may be necessary to preserve genetic purity. Allow the pepper to fully mature, than cut it open and remove the seeds. Spread out the seeds to dry for about two weeks. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.