Right on Red Pepper is a hybrid, sweet pepper variety that resembles a flattened pimento pepper. This variety produces small, compact plants that are loaded with fruits. This makes it a great variety for container or raised bed gardens. Pair it with our Orange You Sweet Pepper for a great combination.
Right on Red Pepper produces flattened, round fruits with thick walls. These peppers are sweet with a citrusy flavor at full maturity. Plants will continuously set fruits throughout the warmer months until the first frost date. Fruits will initially be dark green, and will mature to a beautiful, deep red color. This is a great variety for stuffing, eating raw or making pimento cheese.
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.
Right on Red 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: None