Derksen Pepper

Capsicum annuum | SKU: 0146A-P25
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  • Organic
  • Medium high heat
  • Short-statured plants
  • Fruit averages 2.3" long by 1.3" wide
  • Heritage Farm Collection Variety in 2017

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Short-statured plants with fruit averaging 2.3" long, 1.3" wide. Small, conical, bell-like shape fruit, green ripening to red. Medium-high heat, good flavor.

This variety was donated by Dennis Derksen, who got it from his parents, who received it from a sister-in-law, Anna Derksen. The pepper is from Anna’s family; it came to the U.S. from Russia in the 1850s with German Mennonites who settled near Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Dennis’ wife Mary cans pickled green peppers which have a special place at meals during family gatherings and holidays.

Learn to Grow Derksen Pepper

Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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.

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beautiful and hot!


Beautiful plants and fruit. If these are in the “medium” hot category, they are pushing the boundary! Mine are at least 2x jalapeño hot. Okay, so these numbers do not have science behind them. But jus sayin watch out.