Hot Portugal Pepper
- Vivid, red fruits grow to 6 inches
- Medium hot pepper
- Short season, highly productive
- 65-75 days from transplant
- ±3,800 seeds/oz
Offered in 1935 by Joseph Harris & Co. of Coldwater, NY, who reported, “If you want a large hot pepper, 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. ±3,800 seeds/oz.
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.