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California Wonder Pepper (75 Days)

This is a very large open pollinated variety measuring 4” square or more. Flavor is mild and sweet. Color ranges from deep green to crimson when fully mature.  

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 compost 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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William C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Pretty plants one big pepper

I'm always happy to buy products from this business. Internet, catalog thru the mail, even phone orders have been trouble free. I purchased California Wonder pepper seeds. I wanted a few plants, started 10 seeds just to make sure at least a few came up. I got 10 plants. Gave five to a friend planted the rest. Nice looking plants, plenty of blossoms, not so many peppers. I have always struggled with Bell peppers. Not sure if it's my soil, or I don't know what I'm doing. I can grow chili peppers, even the crazy hot ones, but a nice sweet pepper crop alludes me every year. I did get one 2 weeks ago. Bigger than my first. Tasted great stuffed. I see maybe 4 or 5 others, they're small maybe duck egg size right now. Waiting to see what happens. Every seed I started germinated, every plant still alive. Try again next year.

Dan S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

1st time purchase

less then expected seeds per packet and poor germination rate

Sarah B.
United States United States
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Loyal customer

I order from Pinetree each year for my seeds, not only are they priced amazing, huge selection, each seed I have planted has germinated. (I plant a lot. Currently 432 seedlings and counting this year) I have referred them to all my fellow growers and will continue to!

Pinetree Garden Seeds California Wonder Pepper (75 Days) Review
Susan R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Seeds germinated in 3 days

Not the first year I have bought seeds from Pinetree, and certainly not the last. Their seeds have always had an excellent rate of germination and good produce growth and taste. As for these peppers, I’ve grown them for several years with good success and excellent taste.

Norma P.
United States
I recommend this product


We have had so much rain for the last two months and haven't got the seeds planted yet. Hoping the rain holds off a few days now since I am working on it today. . I know I will be quite satisfied with all the seeds. Thank you.. Norma Parnell