Sweet Pepper Seeds. (.Ten-pu-la ) Capsicum annuum, ASIAN VEGETABLES
ASIAN LONG GREEN PEPPER
Ten-Pu-La, called in Chinese as "sweet but not hot", is a unique pepper widely used in Oriental cooking in Taiwan and Southern China. Fruits have thick meat and not spice hot, which will bring out the tasty flavor in cooking uses.
Plants are vigorous and spreading with many branches, bearing lots of high quality peppers. Long shape green peppers will turn red when reaching the maturity.
Pick peppers at any growing stage for cooking uses. An excellent variety for the backyard growing and fresh markets.
HOW TO GROW PEPPER SEEDS
- wear gloves
- Always wash your hands even after you take your gloves off
- Have some lime juice to dump on your hands if they are burning as it's said to relieve the burning
- Never rub any sensitive area like your eyes and so forth.
- before you take your gloves off besure you are completely finished at what you are doing
- sometimes double up on your gloves as the burn can still find its way in at times
Sow seeds indoors about ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.
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, 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 2’’ thick layer of compost.