Sweet Chocolate Pepper

Capsicum annuum | SKU: 1216A P25
3 Reviews
$3.25
  • Organic
  • Fruits ripen from green to chocolate with brick red interior
  • Thick sweet flesh
  • Great for gardeners in short season areas
  • 60-85 days from transplant
  • Sweet pepper

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Item Details

(aka Choco) Early bell pepper bred by Elwyn Meader and introduced by the University of New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in 1965. Ripens from green to chocolate on the outside and brick red inside. Thick sweet flesh. Great for gardeners in short season areas. 60-85 days from transplant. Sweet.

Learn to Grow Sweet Chocolate 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

3 reviews

3.3

Very hard to germinate

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Very hard to germinate. Package just says "warm soil." The plant that I did get to germinate did okay.

Great pepper and easy to grow if following directions on packet

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These were easy to germinate and grew well as I followed the instructions. Since these are peppers, I did have them on a low heating pad to keep the soil warm while I germinated inside. Once they sprouted and were a 1/2 high, I removed the heating pad and they grew really well. Nearly all the seeds I started came through. Hardened outside and planting in my garden now.

Not prolific but good taste

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The plant is not prolific in a container in Southern California. I don't know if the problem is our hot summers (maybe causing pollen infertility) or that I only had 1 plant (maybe poor self-pollinator). Many pretty flowers, but few peppers even with hand pollination. The peppers I got tasted great, though, so I am actively trying to grow more plants. Germination after a year in storage is not great, so my advice is to try growing several plants as soon as you get the seeds. It appears to have good disease and pest resistance. The slugs don't eat it, aphids don't stay on it for long, and the leaves stay glossy green all year.