Orange You Sweet Pepper is a hybrid, sweet pepper variety that produces heavy yields of beautiful, bright orange fruits. This early-maturing variety produces compact, 18-24″ tall plants that are great for container and raised bed gardens. The fruits hang from the plants like ornaments on a Christmas tree.
Orange You Sweet Pepper produces loads of flattened, round fruits that are 3″ in diameter. Fruits have a sweet, almost citrusy flavor and thick, crunchy walls. This is a great variety for eating raw on salads or cooking. The flattened shape also makes them a great option for stuffing.
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.
Orange You Sweet 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: 65
Disease Resistance: None