An early bell variety bred by Elwyn Meader and introduced by the University of New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in 1965. Heirloom Sweet Chocolate Peppers ripen from green to dark brown on the outside and brick red inside. Great for gardeners in short-season areas. (60-85 days from transplant) CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Crops require full sun, fast draining soil and regular water. Peppers grow best when temperatures are warm and need substantial heat to set fruit. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or, depending on your climate zone, sow directly in the garden after the soil has warmed. Allow 1-1/2 feet between plants in all directions; provide support for varieties that grow over one foot tall.
Harvest fruits early and often — the more you pick the more they will produce. Always cut — do NOT pull — fruits from plants. Most varieties can be eaten when green or under-ripe, however, the flavor improves as plants mature.