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Corona Orange Sweet Bell Pepper

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

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Description

65 days green, 85 orange ripe. Top-notch orange sweet bell peppers. Blocky, uniform deep orange fruit are 3½” wide with 3-4 lobes that are flavorful and sweet and win taste tests over orange supermarket peppers any day. Plants are vigorous and productive, reaching 4’ tall, so the plants benefit from staking. Reportedly a Dutch variety from the early 1990’s. Seeds were given to us by our pepper breeding friend Doug Jones who could not stop raving about the peppers and we could not agree more!  Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistant. (before the virus outbreak, this pepper was known as "Corona Orange" but we changed the name because it is a great pepper and has nothing to do with the coronavirus!)  NN

This variety is available in BULK. Select quantity above.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

All peppers are warm-weather loving plants.  Sow seeds indoors 3/15-4/1 into good seed starting mix (we recommend Vermont Compost’s Fort Light). Ideal temperature for germination is 80-90° (use heating mat). Days to germination: 6-28. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. 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. 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 pepper plants if they begin to fall over.

 Harvest:

For full flavor, harvest peppers when fully ripe (orange). Peppers can also be harvested green.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Peppers are primarily self-pollinating but insects will cause significant cross pollination between pepper varieties. To keep variety pure, cover plants with low tunnels (using thin row cover fabric) to exclude pollinators. Or, isolation distance: 300 ft. Always save seeds from the best plants. Save seeds from fully ripe peppers. Rinse and dry seeds.

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Description

65 days green, 85 orange ripe. Top-notch orange sweet bell peppers. Blocky, uniform deep orange fruit are 3½” wide with 3-4 lobes that are flavorful and sweet and win taste tests over orange supermarket peppers any day. Plants are vigorous and productive, reaching 4’ tall, so the plants benefit from staking. Reportedly a Dutch variety from the early 1990’s. Seeds were given to us by our pepper breeding friend Doug Jones who could not stop raving about the peppers and we could not agree more!  Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistant. (before the virus outbreak, this pepper was known as "Corona Orange" but we changed the name because it is a great pepper and has nothing to do with the coronavirus!)  NN

This variety is available in BULK. Select quantity above.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

All peppers are warm-weather loving plants.  Sow seeds indoors 3/15-4/1 into good seed starting mix (we recommend Vermont Compost’s Fort Light). Ideal temperature for germination is 80-90° (use heating mat). Days to germination: 6-28. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. 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. 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 pepper plants if they begin to fall over.

 Harvest:

For full flavor, harvest peppers when fully ripe (orange). Peppers can also be harvested green.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Peppers are primarily self-pollinating but insects will cause significant cross pollination between pepper varieties. To keep variety pure, cover plants with low tunnels (using thin row cover fabric) to exclude pollinators. Or, isolation distance: 300 ft. Always save seeds from the best plants. Save seeds from fully ripe peppers. Rinse and dry seeds.

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