Italian Pepperoncini Hot Pepper
Open pollinated. Heirloom.
- 75 Days. Pepperoncini Italian Hot Pepper is from southern Italy.
- Trim upright 30" bushes are loaded with slender, slightly wrinkled green to red peppers.
- Pick when pepers are 2-4" long.
- Give salads a unique flavor when added raw. Pickled, they are a gourmet treat.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Plant seed ¼” deep in sterile seed mix and maintain soil temperature of 65° to 95° with 85° optimum for germination. Germinates in 5 to 14 days. Transplant when first set of true leaves appear. Fertilize regularly and provide at least 12 hours of light per day. Transplant into garden when soil temperatures are 70°-85° in soil enriched with rich compost or a general purpose fertilizer. Space plant 12” apart and water moderately and evenly until peppers form. Reduce water as peppers mature. Peppers need warmth to grow so do not rush transplanting into the garden.