Sweet Pepper, Etiuda (Organic)

Capsicum annuum. Green to Orange. 80 days.

Vivid orange bell pepper, produces loads of blocky, thick-walled fruit early and throughout the season. Almost candy sweet when fully ripe and the under-ripe fruit are also sweeter than most. Bell peppers can be a challenge to grow outdoors here, but Etiuda is a champ with a high percentage of well-formed fruit, good leaf coverage, and very little blossom end rot or lodging. The obvious winner of our 2016 outdoor sweet pepper trials. Highly recommended. An open pollinated variety developed in Poland.

Packet ≈ 30 seeds

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1 g ≈ 100 seeds

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5 g

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1/2 oz

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SKU: PEPP-SWEE-ETIUDA Categories: , Tag:
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Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots when they have their first two true leaves. Transplant out into the garden after danger of frost has passed, typically late May in western Oregon.

Seed Saving

To save seed, wait until fruit is fully ripe. Remove seeds from fruit and dry. Isolate from other pepper varieties of the same species by at least 500 feet.

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  1. One person found this helpful
    Anna Fay

    Massive, beautiful & ultra delicious!

    Anna Fay (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    These are fantastic! The delectable vibrant orange peppers grow so huge and heavy that they’d benefit from some support (we had a few fruit-laden branches break off). They are the most delicious bell peppers we have ever tasted. They’re gorgeous, sweet, massive and fun to grow. Excellent sliced for a refreshing snack, in a salad or alongside a meal, they’re also good in stir-fry. I’ll grow Etudia every year from now on, she’s a knockout! I’d give ‘er ten stars if I could. Grow this! 😀 YUM!

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    Jessica Engelman

    Successful on both eastern and western edges of Washington State

    Jessica Engelman (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    I grew etiuda peppers in Spokane, WA in summer 2021 (very hot, very dry summer, high temps regularly in the 90s and 100s) and in Aberdeen, WA in summer 2022 (warm, dry weather was late to arrive and late to leave this year, and most days had highs in the 70s or occasionally 80s, with cloud cover more frequent than in most other parts of the PNW). Both years I grew them in 10 gallon grow bags, which seemed to work well (you might be able to get away with 7 gallon bags). The pepper plants were decently successful both years. I used no row coverings or other shelter, and fertilized lightly with granular organic fertilizer. The plants did not get especially big, however some support is recommended (3-4 short bamboo sticks jammed in the soil a few inches from the stalk to form a loose cage seemed to be sufficient). Peppers were grown in morning-through-mid-afternoon sun and received late-afternoon-through-evening shade, so not proper full sun but they still produced well. Green peppers grew successfully in both Spokane and Aberdeen climates, however it took a good deal of waiting for them to progress to orange (especially in cool, cloudy Aberdeen). The peppers are sweet and delicious; they were generally smaller than those found in a grocery store, but some got close in size, and all were superior in taste. Seeds were started indoors under a grow light and transplanted out in favorable weather (unknown dates in 2021; in 2022 I started the seed in early March–much too early it turned out–and planted them outside in early June, however they struggled until July when it warmed up more). Despite being stunted by being left in starter pots for too long and Juneuary’s cool temps, peppers began to form in early August and were harvestable by later that month; they continued producing through October on account of the late end to summer. In conclusion, these adaptable peppers will produce successfully even in the sometimes-extreme heat of Eastern WA and in the cool-and-cloudy maritime climate of Western WA.

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