Sheepnose Pimento Pepper
- Flattened, tomato-type pepper
- Sweet, juicy, thick flesh
- Good canning variety
- Stores well when refrigerated
- Sweet pepper
- 70-80 days from transplant
An Ohio heirloom from the family of SSE member Nick Rini dating back to at least 1940. Tomato-type peppers are exceedingly flavorful with sweet juicy flesh. Very meaty, good for canning. Keeps for an extended period when refrigerated. 70-80 days from transplant. Sweet.
Learn to Grow Sheepnose Pimento 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
Memorable flavor, sturdy and disease and pest free for me.
This is the best tasting sweet pepper I’ve ever eaten. Even than those my grandfather grew in his garden. Every year I hope SSE will offer these as starts. Once tasted you will not forget them. I deducted one star because I found that they did not bear as many fruits as some - at least in our short, cool Minnesota growing season.