Pepper - Early California Wonder (Seeds)
Heirloom Vegetable. Early California Wonder produces sturdy plants 75 cm (30″) high producing large, very mild fruit that are particularly sweet. Peppers are 4-lobed and average 11 cm (4″) long and 7.5-10 cm (3-4″) wide. The flesh is thick and solid starting as a deep green and ripening to a deep scarlet. Probably the nicest looking and best tasting standard bell pepper.
How to Grow
160 seed/gram. Start indoors mid February to late March. Use a soil-less growing mix. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4″) deep. Maintaining the growing medium at a temperature of 21 C (70 F) will enhance germination. Grow the seedlings under bright light and temperatures of 16-21 C (60-70 F) to produce strong, stocky plants. Transplant after hardening off, in late May to early June. Full sun and a well-drained soil is best. Space the plants 30 cm (12″) apart in rows spaced 60 cm (24″) apart. Control weeds and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Try harvesting the peppers at different maturities to experience a wider range of flavours and textures. Staking is recommended with most varieties. Note: Estimated days to maturity are based on counting the days after transplanting.