Germ 10-14 days
A true dwarf bell pepper. Plants only grow to a height of 16”. The 2” to 5” fruit turn from green to a brilliant red surprisingly quickly. Yields are heavier than you would expect on a plant this size. The fruit hold on the plant for a very long period of time for both decorative purposes and to prolong the harvest. 10 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.