This amazing little heirloom pepper comes to us from Amish grower Esther Smucker of Indiana. The seed was passed down to her from her Grandmother, whom she fondly remembers growing these peppers in the 1950s in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. These very productive plants produce the cutest little mini bell-shaped peppers, only 1 to 2 inches across! Great stuffed or pickled! (65-70 days)
Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last frost date of spring. Surface sow or barely cover the seeds, which benefit from the light to speed germination. Keep seed-trays warm and do not allow to dry out. When sprouts appear, move to a sunny window or grow light.
Set out well-developed transplants after last frost date when weather is warm. Peppers require rich soil for healthy growth.