Gatherer's Gold Sweet Pepper

Capsicum annuum


20 seeds
VALUE SIZE: 1/25 oz (approx 100 seeds)
Certified Organic
80 days. Gatherer’s Gold is a delicious yellow/gold horn-shaped variation on the Italian frying pepper. It has thick walls, few seeds and great sweet taste either raw or roasted. Bred by Frank Morton at Wild Garden seeds from an off-type discovered over the course of a breeding project to de-hybridize a red roasting pepper. Frank Morton released these seeds under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) pledge. CC

All peppers are warm-weather loving plants. These pepper plants have the capacity to grow big & produce lots of peppers if given proper care. Sow seeds indoors 3/15-4/1 into good seed starting mix (we recommend Vermont Compost’s Fort Light). Ideal temperature for germination is 80-90F (use heating mat). Days to germination: 6-28. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72F. Be sure seedlings have adequate light (a windowsill will not do for peppers) and keep plants from becoming pot-bound because this will permanently stunt plants. If seedlings are getting too big for their pot but the weather is still too cold outside, transplant them into bigger pots. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil with lots of compost or decomposed manure. If your soil pH is greater than 7 (which is typical of clay soils in Southeast Michigan) add sulfur to acidify soil before planting. Space plants 1 ½ - 2ft apart. If plants begin to flower when plants are less than 1ft tall, hand remove early flowers for 2 weeks until plants are bigger. Stake plants.