Pepperoncini - Italian - Capsicum annuum
Tender Annual Mildly warm, conical fruits grow to about 4" long. They are often picked green at 2"-3" and pickled. Peppers are also very tasty fresh, with thin walls and lovely pendant shape. Fine flavor. Grows on small bushes. Developed in southern Italy.
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? Sweet peppers are loaded with vitamins C and A. Red peppers contain twice the vitamin C and eleven times the beta carotene of green peppers.
Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 24"-28"
Days To Maturity: 62-75 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per oz: 60,000
3 x 4 x 0.75 inches.