- Medium high heat
- Short-statured plants
- Fruit averages 2.3" long by 1.3" wide
- Heritage Farm Collection Variety in 2017
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.