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Pizza Pepper Organic

Pizza Pepper Organic


80 days. If you like the flavor of hot peppers but not so much fire, Pizza Pepper will be a hit. It is the heaviest, most thick-walled pepper we have ever seen. This means big pepper wedges with just a hint of zing, especially suited for topping your pizza. The 3-4 inch pendulous, cone-shaped peppers on 14-18 inch tall plants are most flavorful when green, and sweetest when red. Early and prolific.
Also available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35 seeds per 1/4 gram.
  • PP685/L
  • 1/4 gram Organic
  • $4.25

  • PP685/M
  • 2 grams Organic
  • $9.35

  • PP685/N
  • 1/2 oz Organic
  • $39.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/4 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F8-251/4"65°F12-18"24-30"70%2 years≈ 35High

Capsicum annuum Our wide array of fabulous peppers, both sweet and hot, offers one of the richest sources of nutrients in the plant kingdom. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which revs up your metabolism and reduces general inflammation in the body.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting and reflect edible green fruit.

• Peppers are warm season annuals that grow best in composted, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8
• Extra calcium and phosphorus are needed for highest yields
• Plants perform best when grown in raised beds and covered with plastic mulch
• Row cover young plants, remove after blossoms form
• Peppers grow slowly in cool soils; do not transplant before weather has stabilized
• Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Start seeds in trays 8-10 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Once seedlings have 2 sets of true leaves, up-pot to a 4 inch pot
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant
• Fertilize with Age Old Bloom when plants begin to flower

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Peppers are generally fully ripe and have the most flavor and vitamins when they turn red, yellow, purple, or orange
• Store at 45-55°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
PeMV | Pepper Mottle Virus
PVY* | Potato Y potyvirus
TEV | Tobacco Etch Virus
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV* | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Very Interesting Pepper
Mar 2, 2018  |  By Susan
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I tried this one last year and will keep growing it. I typically picked them while green and there was very little heat, but it is the first time I have enjoyed a green pepper. Will let some go to red to see if that brings on more heat.
Don't Pass On This Pepper
Dec 1, 2015  |  By Adam
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I usually favor hot peppers but wanted to try this one for a change. Wow, was I happy... when they say thick-walled, they weren't kidding. By far one of my favorite peppers.