Pimiento Pepper

Pimiento Pepper
Capsicum anuum
Grown in 2013.
Packet = around 60 seeds

These squat bulby sweet peppers have thick flesh, sweet and juicy raw and the best roasted, like bright smoky candy. Two-foot-tall plants produce right up to hard frost. Refrigerated peppers will keep up to a month.

Culture: Seeds germinate at 80 degrees, and young plants are very frost-sensitive, so start indoors in March or April for best results.

Saving Seed: Peppers are insect-pollinated and will cross with each other, and cross-pollination with hot peppers will definitely turn sweet peppers hot. We keep 200 feet between different sweet pepper varieties, with physical barriers like buildings and hedgerows, and we don’t grow hot peppers at all (one-half mile is a safe distance). Select seeds from the best fully ripe peppers on 10-20 plants. Spread the seeds on a screen to dry.