Pepper, Joe's Round
- Fruits grow in clusters of ¾ inch round fruits
- Fruits ripen from deep green to bright red
- Great for pickling or for fresh salsa
- Productive plants
- Very hot pepper
- 85-90 days from transplant
- ±5,400 seeds/oz
(aka Ammazzo) From the Sestito family of Troy, New York. Introduced in the 1996 SSE Yearbook by long-time member Dr. Carolyn Male. Productive plants have clusters of ¾" round fruits that ripen from deep green to bright red. Great for pickling or for fresh salsa. 85-90 days from transplant. Very hot. ±5,400 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
You should start plants indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.