(Capsicum annuum) Offered in 1935 by Joseph Harris & Co. of Coldwater,
New York, who reported, “If you want a large hot
pepper, you should try the new Hot Portugal. The
best hot pepper we know.” Sturdy upright plants
produce very heavy yields early in the growing
season. Glossy vivid red elongated fruits grow 6" or
longer. 65-75 days from transplant. MEDIUM HOT.
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. ± 3,800 seeds/oz
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