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Gatherer's Gold Sweet Pepper

Botanical Name: Capsicum anuum

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# of seeds per packet: 20

Description

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. Seeds grown by Wild Garden Seed.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

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 80-90 (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 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.

 

Harvest:

Harvest peppers when greenish yellow or completely golden ripe.

 

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. Process hot pepper seeds outdoors wearing rubber gloves; rinse and dry seeds.

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Description

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. Seeds grown by Wild Garden Seed.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

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 80-90 (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 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.

 

Harvest:

Harvest peppers when greenish yellow or completely golden ripe.

 

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. Process hot pepper seeds outdoors wearing rubber gloves; rinse and dry seeds.

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