Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Transplant seedlings into 4”pots when they have their first two true leaves. Transplant out into the garden after danger of frost has past, typically late May in western Oregon.
To save seed, wait until fruits are fully ripe. Remove seeds from fruit and dry on windowsill or with a fan. Isolate from other pepper varieties by at least 500 feet.