OH A heritage variety that has been popular since the 1920’s. Almost identical in growth habit and looks to its sister variety California Wonder pepper. The latter is a red bell pepper when ripe as opposed to the beautiful deep yellow/orange that this beauty turns. Both peppers have been standard choices for home and market gardeners alike for disease resistance and prolific crops. Unfortunately, there is not much if any documented information on the origins of this pepper other than what the name suggests and the time it came available commercially. Regardless, we love this pepper for its outstanding flavour and dependability in the home garden. With early ripening, it does well both outdoors, or in a greenhouse.
Sow in August into trays in a glasshouse. Keep soil temp above 18°C for ideal germination. Prick out when true leaves appear to 4cm diagonal spacing. Pot on to small pots to further develop roots. Transplant after last frost to 40cm diagonal spacing into fertile ground in direct sun.