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Hot Portugal Pepper

Hot Portugal Pepper

Capsicum annuum
A hot pepper that packs loads of sweet flavor too.
Ships January 1st, 2015

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One of the best hot peppers around. This sweet and spicy pepper is long with thin flesh and ripens quickly in shorter growing seasons. Best when allowed to ripen red on the plant. These peppers are great fresh: sauteed in soups, stews, and added to stir fries for some heat. Dried and crushed, these peppers make some of the best red chile flakes around. If you happen to grow Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian Pepper, please make sure you label your plants well--Hot Portugal is a twin in every way except the hotness!
Number of Seeds 25 seeds
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 24 inches
Planting Depth ½ inch
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 70 days from transplant
Height at Maturity 24 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant 3 weeks after last frost. Requires heat for germination, which can take 10-14 days. Transplant once weather has settled, usually 2 weeks after tomatoes have been transplanted (peppers will tolerate earlier transplanting but won't grow much). Plant in full-sun. Peppers do best in well-drained soil, with mulch and weekly watering at the base.

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