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.
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.
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.