When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
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Planting: If possible, sow indoors ¼-½ inch deep. After 6 weeks and before they become rootbound, transplant outdoors about 12-18 inches apart when there is no longer a threat of frost.
Peat Pellets: Gypsy Peppers can be started in peat pellets if you’re looking to get started early. Download our peat pellet guide for more information.
Care: If your plants start to get too heavy and droop, use a stake to keep plants upright. You should also pick any pepper lying on the ground, as this will help take weight off the plant as well as keep the pepper from rotting.
Harvesting: Peppers can be picked at various stages in growth. They will first turn a bright yellowish green color and then after time start to turn orange and eventually red. Pick peppers often to produce the highest yield.
Germination Days: 10 – 21
Days to Maturity: 60 – 70
Preference: Plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil