Ralph Thompson's Squash Pepper
- Red fruit is saucer shaped with strong ribbing
- Highly productive
- Mild to medium hot pepper
- 80-90 days from transplant
- ±4,000 seeds/oz
Donated to SSE by Hugh and Barbara Havercamp. Passed down from Barbara’s father, Ralph Mead Thompson of Woburn, MA. Originally from Italian immigrants who came to Boston as indentured servants. Red fruit, saucer shaped with strong ribbing. Highly productive. Sweet flavor with medium-high heat. 80-90 days from transplant. Medium hot. ±4,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Ralph Thompson's Squash 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
Our Favorite Seed Saver Pepper!!!
by Ted Van Deventer
What a wonderful pepper! Very productive, great heat, strong yet not overpowering. We have frozen these every year, they are a great add to a dip or chili.
One of our favorite peppers!
Love, love, love! The sweet-hot flavor is delicious. I've pickled these a few years in a row -- the flavor holds up very well. They can be used in anything or are great right out of the jar. I save seeds every year in case they ever go away!