Sweet Pepper, Pointy Kaibi #1 (Organic)
Capsicum annuum. 70 days.
Excellent early maturing dark red sweet pepper that is one of Andrew’s favorites. This variety is not overly sweet for fresh eating but its incredible aroma really makes it shine for sweet paprika. Not only will this variety fill the house with an unbearably delicious aroma while in the dehydrator, but it keeps fresh longer than any other sweet pepper we have tried. Pointy Kaibi #1 can sit in a cardboard tray in the garage for a month easily, probably longer. An heirloom originally from Bulgaria. Variety given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by Real Seeds in Wales. They received it from Mitko Antonov whose family in central Bulgaria has been growing it for generations.
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.