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Big Red Pepper (75 Days)

5 reviews

Many say that this newer open pollinated variety yields better than the hybrids. You will get an abundance of 4”, thick walled, very sweet red peppers. Flavor is crisp and delicious. 

20 seeds  


Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slows germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Use a sharp instrument to cut the peppers from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some peppers on the plant to mature so they can change color and sweeten up.

Tips: Pinch-off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile soil, amend with composted if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

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Cheryl H.
United States United States
Big red pepper

Excellent product, will buy again.

Patrice P.
United States United States
Nothing Yet

Haven't gotten peppers yet...it has gotten a couple of flowers though so I'm waiting to see

Katie P.
United States United States

The seeds came up well. Planted, then the storms SHREDDED. But I can say that the seeds are fresh and viable! Have to try again.

United States
Good seeds - right size package

The seeds I started indoors all germinated and are doing fine. Can't wait to set them out and see what they can do!

John C.
Hardy and a big producer

Started inside inside in March, transplanted in may and had fruit by the estimated date. Most of the seeds germinated, I planted the best 5 out of the 20 or so I planted. Fruits were orange to grapefruit size, great for stir fry, garden salads, fajitas, and everything else you can imagine. Thanks to the late coming winter of 2016 I was able to have peppers until start of December! I cleared out the garden just before thanksgiving and had a full 5 gallon bucket between these and the other varieties I bought from Pinetree.