Feherozon Paprika Pepper
This Hungarian sweet pepper outproduces the rest, making dozens of 4” fruits on each plant. Pick at the pale yellow stage for delicious fresh eating, or let them ripen red to dry and powder for paprika with the best smoky sweet flavor.
We first encountered Feherozon through Fedco in 2008, but haven’t seen it offered commercially for several years.
Culture: Seeds germinate at 80 degrees, and young plants are very frost-sensitive, so start indoors in March or April, with bottom heat, for best results. Our strain is developing a bit of frost-resistance when mature; in 2012 the plants kept ripening their last fruits through several October frosts.
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.