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Bell Chocolate Sweet Heirloom Seeds
A chocolate-colored bell pepper with a very sweet flavor. It ripens from green to dark brown on the outside and brick-red flesh on the inside. This is our earliest pepper to harvest, with the first peppers ripening at around 57 days.
Heavy fruit set of 3-4” peppers and it tolerates cool nights. Heat Level: None
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This early bell pepper was bred by Elwyn Meader and introduced by the University of New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in 1965. The chocolate color skin and the red flesh are beautiful raw in salads and roasted in other dishes.
A very popular variety among home gardeners for their small size, sweet flavor, hardiness, and prolific nature. This bell is a great choice for gardeners with short seasons. Capsicum annuum (57 days) Heirloom - Open-pollinated - Non-GMO
Heat Level: None
~ Packet contains 10 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 14 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5-gallon containers. Harvest peppers when they are full size and brown.
All of our seeds are GMO-free.
These were all-stars during our seedling starting months. They were strong, and all we planted survived and thrived! Not as early as I thought and not as prolific but they were true to color and fun to eat!
These purple bell peppers are quite stunning in person, a deep chocolatey burgandy. Larger than expected, they are longer than wide. They look great added to salads or stir fries or as sweet poppers. Seeds were a little slow to start, they had helmet heads, but I think I didn't have enough moisture in the room, I helped them along by misting them and cut a tiny bit off the shell with some nail clippers to help them break through.
These are super fast growing peppers, it was nice to have some peppers earlier than expected! Nice tasting sweet peppers, and they're very good looking in a salad.
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