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King of the North Pepper ( 70 Days, Heirloom)

Heirloom 1934. It is a challenge trying to grow fabulous peppers when you live in the north, with a cool and short season. But when you run back from the garden with the first harvest of a succulent sweet red pepper you will be glad you have chosen this variety! The average size fruit is 6" x 4" with blocky, thick walls producing very well on a medium size, multi branching plant. 20 seeds.

 

PLANTING:

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.

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