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Wisconsin Lakes Pepper (75 Days)

We suggest King of the North Pepper as a replacement


A reliable and heavy yielding pepper for northern gardens that was developed at the University of Wisconsin in the ’60s. 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 slow germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before the 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 the 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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Ceil S.
United States United States
Wisconsin Lake Peppers

Trying these peppers first time. Was a little disappointed with the germination only 50% of my seeds germinated have to plant more.

Jason B.
United States United States
I messed up and they fixed it super fast!

When ordering Google entered my old address for shipping. I didn't even pay attention until i was looking at the order i already placed. I contacted them about my mistake and they took care of it right away! Got all my seeds faster than what their shipping time said! Best customer service and very nice people to deal with. I'll let you know about germination rates after the spring seeding. Thanks again.

Teresa L.
United States United States

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.

United States
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.