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Wisconsin Lakes Pepper (75 Days)

5 reviews

A reliable and heavy yielding pepper for northern gardens that was developed at the University of Wisconsin in the 60’s. This variety has thick, juicy and sweet walls with the fruit growing 4-5” long, weighing 4-6 ounces. 

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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Teresa L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very easy to shop at Pinetree. I love your products and never had a germination problem. I have started the peppers for planting later this year and they have all germinated. I had the same peppers last year and loved them. I even gave a plant to a friend who said it out-performed her other pepper plants.

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I haven't started this year's

I haven't started this year's seeds indoors yet, maybe in a week or 2, living in WI and all , but last year the crop was very good. Since my garden is in a part shade situation and a shorter garden season than in some areas, I appreciate it maturing earlier than some other varieties, and especially turning red before the season ends.

Richard O.
United States
all is well

Fine - all the seeds arrived as expected and in good order. Of course, the real proof in the pudding will be if they grow well. But, as in past years, there's no reason to expect otherwise.

Wanda C.
Can not go wrong with this one

I am a pepper lover, heirlooms, hybrids, you name it. Wisconsin Lakes just is up there on the top of the list for being productive. I gave my daughter two plants for her self watering container bed. Those plants never stopped, They were sick of red and green peppers by fall, almost. Think we are growing them again this year.

Bill K.
A Standard

This has been a standard in my garden for decades. I've experimented with many sweet peppers but I keep coming back to Wisconsin Lakes as my go to pepper because of its consistent production. This is very similar to California Wonder.