(Capsicum annuum) Cultivated by the Pennsylvania Dutch since
the 1880s; name translates as chicken heart.
Traditionally used for pickling and making pepper
vinegar. Small fruits (¾" wide by 1-2" long)
ripen from green to glossy red. 80-90 days from
8 weeks before last frost
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. ± 5,600 seeds/oz
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