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How to plant Sweet Pepper seeds

Sweet peppers have an incredibly sweet flavor that lends itself to frying, roasting, or adding to your favorite pasta dish. Eat sweet peppers raw in salads; many varieties are outstanding pickled. Handsome plants are at home in a sunny vegetable garden; also great for container vegetable gardening.

Plant heavy with Gypsy Hybrid peppers. VG01153

GYPSY SWEET HYBRID Sweet Pepper 60 days

Each plant can produce 45 or more deliciously sweet, 3-5 in. long peppers. Fruit matures from light yellow, to orange and red. Widely adapted and easy to grow; the plants are highly disease resistant, and will thrive in hot or cool summer areas. An All America Selections Winner.

15 seeds - $3.49

Sweet Sunset Italian Mix in brilliant red, orange, and yellow shades. VG01154


Organically grown. A vibrantly colored and richly sweet flavored Italian pepper blend, perfect for slicing up in salads and frying. Vigorous 24 in. plants produce heavily over a long season.

20 seeds - $2.99

Purple Marconi peppers showing remarkable color. VG01175

PURPLE MARCONI Sweet Pepper (OP) 80-90 days

A new, beautiful, mild, sweet, tapered, purple Italian pepper which grows to 6 or more in. long. Wonderful fresh or fried, Purple Marconi contributes great taste, and color, to summer salads. Heavy yielding.

50 seeds - $1.99

Enormous Golden Marconi peppers. VG01176

GOLDEN MARCONI Sweet Pepper (OP) 90 days

Produces sweet, delicious, golden-yellow, Italian peppers which can grow to 10 or more in. long. They are outstanding eaten fresh or fried. Adds wonderful flavor, and color to salads, particularly when combined with Purple Marconi. Extremely productive plants.

100 seeds - $1.99

Huge Giant Marconi peppers in yellow and red shades. VG00166

GIANT MARCONI Sweet Pepper 62 days

The large (to 8 in. long), elongated, tapering peppers mature from green to red. They are quite beautiful, and their flavor is beyond compare. Use in salads, fajitas, or omelets.

15 seeds - $3.49

Peppers pimento variety Lipstick - vegetable seeds. VG00169

LIPSTICK Sweet Pepper (OP) 73 days

Organically grown. This shiny red, top-shaped fruit is among the very best of sweet peppers. It delivers an intensely sweet flavor many people prefer to bell peppers. Great for salads, baking, roasting or freezing. High yielding and early maturing, even in cool summer areas.

20 seeds - $3.49

Pimento pepper with top shape and fiery red color. VG01695

PIMENTO Sweet Pepper (OP) 75 days

Shiny, red, top-shaped fruits are extremely sweet.

50 seeds - $1.99

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How to Plant Sweet Pepper Seeds

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Start Sweet Pepper seeds indoors in cell packs or flats, 8 weeks before the last anticipated frost. At 70-90°F., germination is in 8-25 days. When the soil has warmed to at least 60°F., transplant into the garden 18-24 in. apart.