Germ 10-14 days These peppers are just mildly hot by Italian standards, really nothing by Latino or Asian standards. You will get an abundance of 5”, elongated fruit; a light green turning to red. Pick these small for pickling and to increase yields. 20 seeds
Indoors- Start 8-10 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 70-80 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant 18” apart when danger of frost has passed and when soil is 65 degrees.
Harvest- Using a sharp instrument, pick first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some on to mature, to color and sweeten up.
Tips- Plant in fertile, well composted soil, mulch and provide adequate water. 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.
I have purchased seeds from Pinetree since you opened and have never been disappointed. The seed packs are just right for the home gardener. Germination is great and the pepper seeds are ready to be transplanted.