King of the North Pepper

Capsicum annuum | SKU: 1343A
4 Reviews
$3.25 to $85.00
  • Best Seller
  • Organic
  • Blocky, uniform fruits
  • Great sweet flavor
  • Excellent for stuffing or fresh eating
  • Good variety for cool, short growing season
  • Sweet pepper
  • 70 days from transplant
  • ±3,600 seeds/oz

$3.25 to $85.00

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Item Details

This red bell pepper is the best variety for northern gardens where the seasons are cool and short. Full-figured, uniform fruits are excellent for stuffing or fresh eating and have a great, sweet flavor. Our stock originated from Fedco Seeds in Waterville, Maine. 70 days from transplant. Sweet.

Learn to Grow King of the North 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.

Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews


WARNING! These seeds may contain (MUCH) more capsicum than advertised!


Expected to grow/share SWEET peppers. Late snows delayed planting, but having raised, transplanted, and given away many robust seedlings, I picked our first ripe red pepper last night. Hubby required first aid after cutting the pepper, when the juice or a seed burned his eye. Later, the mixed homegrown veg' tray we grilled with the pepper was too hot for either of to eat! Extremely surprised and disappointed with what I can only assume were mispackaged seeds! PLEASE be careful if you've planted and haven't yet tried this year's crop in case ours weren't the only scorchingly hot seeds masquerading as "sweet" King of the North.

More of a Pauper than a King


Good taste but very slow growing. It's the end of August and I still haven't harvested one that was completely red. Plants are loaded with very small peppers. A little disappointing.

Great flavor, Beautiful Pepper


I have been growing King of the North peppers for 4 or 5 years now. I love the sweet flavor and excellent texture. At least in my garden, they are a bit slower to grow and ripen than some of my other peppers, but the flavor is worth it.

Great flavor and highly productive


I planted these peppers for the first time from seed this spring. I found them to germinate extremely well and took about as long as most sweet peppers to germinate. The flavor was very good and I noticed that the pepper seemed a little thicker than most green peppers I've grown. The peppers that I got were picture perfect and almost looked fake. I ate them green and red. The red color came on about the same rate as most green pepper which is slow. I ate peppers all summer and then at the first frost I picked everything and froze a ton of quart bags. I planted 6 plants this summer and will consider planting more in 2021.