KALOCSA Hungarian Spice Paprika , Pepper SEEDS, (Capsicum annuum)
85 days) Capsicum annum
This is a genuine Hungarian variety bred for the making of high quality Paprika. Plants are 24-36" tall and produces abundant yields of 6" long by 1 1/4" wide fruits that have thinner walls than our Feher Ozan Paprika which is a bit blockier and wider in shape, with thicker flesh. Fruits mature from dark green to deep red. A wonderful heirloom from Hungary that you will be pleased to grow.
Hungarian Spice' is a sweet and just slightly hot pepper. It has smooth skin with 5 inch fruits in a deep crimson color. Can be used dry to grind your own paprika. Early maturing, compact plant which is widely adapted. Likes a fertilizer treatment once a month. To keep compact, pinch leaves on young plants. Full sun produces best growth and fruiting results. C. annuum is the most cultivated pepper in the world, both commercially and in home gardens.
They are relatively easy to grow, as long as they receive plenty of moisture and nutrients, are not subjected to cold and receive plenty of sunshine. They grow in an endless variety of colors and range in shape from small round cherry peppers to long, pencil-shaped cayenne varieties. Seeds should be started indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost. When the temperature reaches 70 F, transplant 12 to 16 inches apart, fertilize, and again when they are 12 inches tall.
The pepper is rich is goodness, one medium-sized pepper will provide almost the entire daily adult of vitamin C requirement and also contains vitamins such a B1, B2 and D, plus numerous minerals.
Â· I grow these special plants in my own Garden without pesticides. I harvest my own seeds and plant them each year. Plant your own, so that you can, save the seeds and plant them again the following year.
We have a wide variety of Heirloom Vegetable, Herb, and Flower Seeds for sale.
Green Thumb Tip!
Sow seeds indoors Â¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil â and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time: We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2â³ thick layer of compost.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers do very well grown in pots