Finding The Perfect, Sweet and Productive Pepper for Your Garden
Peppers are a favorite among many gardeners, and finding the perfect variety that is sweet, thick-walled, and productive can be challenging. This year, Nan tried Doe Hill Yellow Cheese Pepper but only got five small peppers in return. Thankfully, others have some suggestions to help Nan find what they’re looking for.
Gambro or Gambo was suggested as being both productive and sweet. Corno Di Toro Giallo was another suggestion, with thicker walls than Red Marconi but not as sweet. Giant Marconi was also mentioned as being very sweet and juicy.
For those who need more options, Ajvarski and Bullnose peppers were recommended. Unfortunately, AJVARSKI seeds won't germinate this season, so Nan looked elsewhere. Yellow Monster was offered up as an option – big, thick walls, sweet, and productive. It was noted that pepper seeds last well if given a period of after-ripening. Cubanelle was also suggested, though it was advised to let bells ripen to red for best results.
Finally, tips on how to get stubborn pepper seeds to germinate were shared. Coir pellets were suggested as providing high germination rates when used with constant heat. Unscented generic kitty litter and pine bark fines were also mentioned as good alternatives.
Overall, there are plenty of options out there for gardeners looking for the perfect pepper. With enough research and patience, one can find the perfect variety that fits their needs.With the right combination of heat, soil, and water, Nan can have a successful pepper harvest this season.
What is the best pepper to grow?
It depends on your preferences and growing conditions. Some popular peppers include Doe Hill Yellow Cheese, Gambro or Gambo, Corno Di Toro Giallo, Red Marconi, Giant Marconi, Ajvarski, Bullnose, Yellow Monster, and Cubanelle.
How long do pepper seeds last?
Pepper seeds can last for several years if stored properly. It is recommended to store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
What is the best way to germinate pepper seeds?
Using a heat mat and soil or potting mix are the most effective ways to germinate pepper seeds. Additionally, some people have had success with using coir pellets or unscented generic kitty litter.
Are there any tricks to get pepper seeds to germinate?
Seeds may need a period of after-ripening before they will germinate. Additionally, some people have found that adding kelp to the water used to rehydrate the seeds can help with germination.
What is the difference between regular Marconi and Giant Marconi peppers?
The Giant Marconi pepper is a hybrid variety that has thicker walls and is sweeter than regular Marconi peppers. The bottom of Giant Marconi peppers is also more rounded than regular Marconi peppers.