Sweet Pepper, Gypsy Queens (Organic)

Capsicum annum. 70 days.

Wonderful, early sweet red pepper that is our effort at dehybridizing “a popular hybrid.” Elongated, tapered fruit are similar to Hungarian sweet peppers. Starts out a lime green color, ripens to red with good flavor at any stage. Now in its sixth year of selection, it is uniform with some purposeful slight variation. We have narrowed the population down to two similar fruit types, a blunt tip and a pointy tip type. Both taste excellent and are very productive. We hope to continue to improve the selection in future years, although it is pretty far along in the process already. Gypsy Queens has repeatedly performed well in on-farm variety trials in the Pacific Northwest. A superb short season market pepper.

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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. 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.

Seed Saving

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.

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