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Why settle for the usual red or green hues when you can have the rich, deep tones of Chocolate Beauty Peppers (Capsicum annuum)? These heirlooms start out looking like your average bell variety, but develop into an incredibly sweet, crisp specimen when completely ripe (70-75 days).
Each packet contains approximately 50 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.