Ashe County Pimento

Capsicum annuum

Thick walled, sweet red peppers that ripen in the mountains. 3-4" diameter fruit makes a great stuffing pepper fresh or frozen whole for stuffing in winter. The seed grower suggests to roast, peel and pickle them in white wine/vinegar brine. Delicious!

Most sweet and hot peppers begin green and then ripen to dizzying array of beautiful colors including red, orange, yellow and purple. Any variety of sweet bell pepper can be harvested as a green bell pepper, or left on the plant to fully ripen, becoming sweeter in the process. Hot peppers, often called chilies, can also be harvested at any stage in development and will sometimes take on new identities depending on whether they are harvested for fresh eating or dried. Ancho chilies, for example, are poblanos left to become red-ripe and then dried. Nearly every culinary tradition seems to have found a place for the joy (and occasional sorrow) of hot peppers. One or two plants will fit easily in any garden, and probably find its way into every dish! Nutrients: vitamins A, C, K, and B6.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
1/2 grams - Packet $ 2.95
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
4500 1/2 gr 50 lbs 70
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-85°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant 1/4" NA 60
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
18-24" 8-25 Annual 3-5 years
Frost sensitive annuals that need full sun and evenly moist soil to thrive. Some large plants many need trellising or support for heavy fruit set. Harvest peppers either when green or when fully ripe and colored. Plant Seeds: 1/4-1/2" deep in 3-4" pots, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant after all danger of frost and when soil has warmed up leaving 2 -3' between rows and 18-24" between plants. Soil Temp: 65-85 F. Days to Sprout: 8-25. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 18-24". Companions: carrot, eggplant, tomato, lovage, marjoram, oregano, basil, onion. Antagonists: fennel, kohlrabi. Seeds/Oz: 4,500. Seed Wt./100' Row:

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