Joelene’s Red Italian

Pepper, sweet
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (QTY 50)
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When we started our “farmer’s Italian” red pepper project, this is pretty much what we had in mind—a brilliant red with smooth skin, medium thick walls, strong shoulders, fruits averaging 8-9 inches long, tapering to a slightly blunted tip. An early, sweet frying and roasting pepper that keeps long after final harvests in October—we are usually eating these for breakfast with eggs until Christmas.

Mature 116 days post-trans. at OSU/Corvallis OR Farm Original Variety!

Karma

Pepper, sweet
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (QTY 50)
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New in 2012! How’s your karma? Judge by your fruitfulness. If you would like to enhance that, try the latest fruit from our ongoing “out of hybrid” Italian pepper breeding project. This more refined red Italian type is a bright orange-red (Crayola scale), smooth walled, 6-7” long, sweet salad, frying or roasting pepper. ‘Karma’ comes out of ‘Stocky Red Roaster’ heritage, with selection for bright vs. dark red at maturity, a broader-flatter crown, and more 3-lobed fruits that make large straight peppers.

Mature 109 days post-trans. at GTF/Philomath, OR. Farm Original Variety!

Seedlings emerge under lights

I had a few seeds left over from last years seeds from Uprising Seeds. I planted the last of the Little Bells and here they are showing their first leaves. My hope is that this varietal with its small peppers will provide us with early peppers.

The California Wonders variety will be the more classic store bought sweet bell pepper. These will take more time, more heat and more sun to get to fully develop and ripen. I did get an early start on these seedlings too.

We also have over wintered most of the peppers from last year. Many are the ones from Good News Gardening and a few are from Uprising Seeds, Lipstick and Jimmy Nardello (ARK HEIRLOOM) and I would love to see these get a head start this spring.

4 more variety of heirloom peppers have been ordered- more soon!

California Wonder

Peppers, Sweet (HEIRLOOM)
SEEDED: January 13, 2012 (QTY 50 *2011 seeds)
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The standard bell pepper for many decades, this 1928 introduction is still the largest open-pollinated, heirloom bell you can grow, and a big improvement over the earlier bells. Consistently produces 3″ X 4″, 4-lobed fruit.
Product Details
Sun: Full Sun
Sowing Method: Indoor Sow
Days to Maturity: 75 days
Height: 18-24 inches
Spread: 12 inches

Little Bells

Peppers, Sweet Small
SEEDED: January 13, 2012 (QTY 50 *2011 seeds)
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TRANSPLANTED: February 21 (Qty 20 in S3)

Part of the recent pepper breeding project at Gathering Together Farm, Little Bells produces dense sets of very early, smaller bells with thick walls on dwarf plants with short branches. Ripening from a “transparent” apple yellow through orange to a dark red at maturity. Reminiscent of the hybrid “Jingle Bells” which enjoyed popularity int he late 90’s and early 00’s before disappearing from the trade. Great pepper for northern climates with shorter seasons.

65 days