Early Sunsation Pepper is a hybrid, bell pepper variety that matures from dark green to the brightest yellow pepper we’ve ever seen! As the name suggests, this sweet pepper also matures earlier than other yellow bell pepper varieties. The large yellow fruits have a bright, sweet flavor that is great raw or cooked.
Early Sunsation Pepper produces vigorous plants that help to shade fruits during the intense summer months. This is a great variety for container gardens as long as some sort of staking is provided. The large, blocky fruit are perfect for stuffing as well as slicing for salads, stir-fries and more!
Peppers are in the nightshade family along with tomatoes and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Peppers do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. Peppers grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting peppers, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Peppers can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. We recommend using the Florida Weave trellising technique that involves using stakes and twine along the row. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Early Sunsation Pepper Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 2′
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 70
Disease Resistance: Bacterial Leaf Spot