Pepper: Hot Portugal
CERTIFIED ORGANIC SEED, 1 packet (25 seeds)
Capsicum Annuum Stunning long, glossy red peppers. Sweet flesh with a touch of heat; superb pepper flavor comes through its heat nicely. Borne on tall plants, an early productive ripener of 5–8" fruits, 1" in diameter with the classic wrinkled shoulders at the stem end. An heirloom dating back to 1935. Great for roasting, salsas and hot sauce; flavorful base with mid-heat range.
(64-70 days) Start in shallow flats, planting 1/4" deep about 8 weeks prior to transplanting. Pepper seeds germinate slowly in cooler soil; if possible, maintain soil temperatures 80-90°F. When the first true leaves appear, transplant seedlings into 2" cells or 4" pots. Keep warm at room temperature (about 70°F) by day and cooler (about 60°F) at night. Transplant after danger of frost when the soil is warm and weather is steady. Plant 12-18" apart in rows 24-36" between.