Here is the Lipstick Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 000 SHU. This pepper variety is a type of pimiento but not flattened rather it is elongated and was created for colder regions an can even withstand light frost! It is very popular in the United Kingdom (UK) and countries across the northern hemisphere. Pods tend to be around 3 inches long and sometimes blocky. Another excellent choice for short season gardens! Lipstick Peppers are thick, red heirlooms that matures with an extra sweet flesh. Plants get to around 30 inches. An excellent for containers and small gardens. Open pollinated, 70 days.
Quantity 10 seeds
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Peppers require a long warm season to produce fruits, taking from 50 to 100 days to mature. Although grown as an annual throughout most of the country, peppers survive as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b, 10 and 11. Ornamental, sweet and hot peppers all require the same conditions for germination and fruit production.
1. Start pepper seeds six to eight weeks before you plan to plant them outside. Use planting trays or pots with drainage holes and a separate water tray to allow excess moisture to drain.
2. Wash planting trays or pots with hot water and soap. Mix nine parts water with one part bleach and rinse the containers with the mixture to remove any bacteria and fungus.
3. Fill the planting container with seed starting mix. Use a packaged soilless blend or make your own using one-third peat, one-third sand and one-third vermiculite.
4. Broadcast the pepper seeds across the seed starting medium. Cover them with a light layer of the medium about twice as thick as the seed width.
5. Mist the planted container with room temperature water until the starting mix feels damp all the way through. Cover the tray or pots with a humidity dome or plastic film.
6. Place the planters in a warm location. Pepper seeds need temperatures around 70 to 80 degrees F to germinate. Use a seed starting heat mat with thermostat to ensure consistent and accurate temperatures.
7. Check the peppers daily for moisture levels and seedlings. Mist as needed to keep the soilless mix moist. Germination takes seven to 14 days for most varieties of peppers. Remove the plastic cover when seedlings appear.