} HOT PORTUGAL PEPPER , Hot, Chili,(Capsicum annuum) Heirloom pepper ,Of

HOT PORTUGAL PEPPER , Hot, Chili,(Capsicum annuum) Heirloom pepper ,Offered by Joseph Harris in 1935.

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85 days. Capsicum annuum. Plant produces heavy yields of 6" long by ¾" wide hot peppers. Peppers are very hot and turn from green to glossy scarlet red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 6034. A variety from Portugal.
One of the best hot peppers around. This sweet and spicy pepper is long with thin flesh and ripens quickly in shorter growing seasons. Best when allowed to ripen red on the plant. These peppers are great fresh: sauteed in soups, stews, and added to stir fries for some heat. Dried and crushed, these peppers make some of the best red chile flakes around.
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.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.
Space plants 12-18 inches apart, in rows 3 feet apart, or in a 3-gallon pot for an indoor houseplant. Also makes a great backdrop for other annuals or use a border or divider in grader areas.
Green Thumb Tip!
Sow seeds indoors ¼" 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.
Growing Peppers:
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 – 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 2″ 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.

Materials: hot,pepper,heirloom,Pepper Seeds,Hot Portugal Pepper,Seeds,Garden vegetable,Sweet and spicy,Chili,Chillies

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