Pepper - Paprik - Capsicum annuum
Tender Annual This beautiful pepper is perfect for drying and grinding into tasty paprika. The hardy, vigorous bushes produce high yields of uniform red peppers that ripen to bright red and dry to dark red. The fruit are about 4 1/2" long and are cone-shaped with small seed cavities. These peppers are very easy to dry and show less rain spot damage than other paprika peppers.
Soil and 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 and Growing: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production through the season. Cut (don't pull) the fruit from the stems. Harvestable from the green stage through the color changes.
Did You Know? Paprika releases its color and flavor when heated so it is often used to color otherwise colorless dishes.
Soil Temperature: 65-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 18"-24"
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
3 x 4 x 0.5 inches.