All seedlings are for pick up only. Available pick up days are: May 22nd or May 29th between 10 am and 2 pm. Please select the date you'd like in our drop down menu. Seedling orders to be placed seperately from other orders.
Note: Price is for 4 pack of seedlings of this variety.
Cylindrical fruits are of the smaller, traditional size (2-2 1/2") and have more checking than our hybrids. Earlier but much lower yielding than our hybrids. Small plants. Best for early season plantings for an early crop. We suggest using our other varieties for main season production.
CULTURE:Peppers thrive in well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 6.5. Abundant phosphorus and calcium is needed for the best results.
COLD TREATMENT:Exposing the seedlings to controlled cold treatments can increase the number of flowers and fruits. When the third true leaf appears, grow the plants at a minimum night temperature of 53-55°F (12-13°C) for 4 weeks. The plants should receive full sunlight. After 4 weeks adjust temperature to 70°F (21°C) day and night. If this technique is used, peppers should be seeded 1-2 weeks earlier than usual.
TRANSPLANTING:Transplant out after frost when the soil is warm and weather is settled. Ideal seedlings have buds, but no open flowers. Set plants 12-18" apart in rows 24-36" apart, or 2 rows on poly/paper mulch, 18" between plants. Water-in transplants using a high phosphorus solution.
ROW COVERS:Cold weather is buffered and earliness increased by using black plastic mulch, especially in combination with lightweight fabric row covers supported by wire hoops. Remove row covers in sunny weather above 85°F (29°C) to prevent blossom drop and heat damage.
HARVEST AND STORAGE:Pick the first peppers promptly when they reach full size to encourage further fruit set. Wash and hold at 45°F (7°C) and 95% relative humidity.
Tiny Veggies is a nursery run by Evain Maurice (Belle Roots Farm) and Jpshua Tuck in Penetangusihene. They grow all of your garden transplant needs using only organic potting soil and well water ensuring a clean start for your home grown food,