Pepper - - Capsicum annuum
Tender Annual New Mexico Joe Parker hot pepper is a heavy-yielding plant that produces tapered 6"-7" pods with a mild, lively flavor. This productive Anaheim type is usually harvested green and used for stuffing, roasting, or grilling.
Soil & Water: Peppers require deeply-worked, well-drained soil with plenty of added organic matter and a pH of 6.0-6.8. Water deeply, but don't over water.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost. Direct seeding is not recommended. Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production through the season. Cut (don't pull) the fruit from the stems.
Did You Know? To tame the burn, eat peanut butter, milk, ice cream or yogurt. The heat-producing capsacin binds to the fat in them and is swallowed harmlessly.
Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 30"
Days To Maturity: 65-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per oz: 2,396
3 x 4 x 0.5 inches.