Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum (hybrid)
Days to Maturity: 70–75 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Perennial grown as an annual; very frost sensitive.
Plant Dimensions: 18″–24″ tall, 12″–18″ wide
Variety Information: 3½”–3 ¾” long, 2½”–2 ¾” wide, thin-walled peppers start out green with cream striping, ripening to shades of yellow and red, then finally chocolate and crimson.
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
Days to Emerge: 10–25 days
Seed Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: Start indoors
Row Spacing: 24″–36″
Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18″ – 24″ apart outside
Harvesting: Peppers can be harvested green or left on the plant to mature to brownish-red with brown, cream, and green striping.