Jupiter Sweet Pepper - The Best Sweet Pepper Ever!
High yields of jumbo, 4-lobed, thick green walls that ripen to a deep red. Sweet fruits with a full pepper flavor that expresses well in pasta sauces and stir fries. Yields well until frost. Widely adapted. Tobacco Mosaic Virus tolerant.
Indigenous to Central and South America, peppers were developed into a crop plant around 3,000 BC or perhaps even earlier. Columbus introduced Capsicum into Europe and it also spread to Africa and Asia.
Peppers are used fresh, dried, and cooked. Peppers contain vitamins A and C.
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Peppers were crisp, juicy and sweet
Started on February 25 and transplanted April 30. Germination and condition of seedlings were good. Plants did well throughout the growing season, growing up to 6 feet in height with very good foliage cover helping to prevent sun scalding. First picking began on July 9 and extended until November 10 when we had our first hard freeze. Several frost nights before did not appear to damage the plants. The fruit was large, block-shaped with thick walls. The color turned from dark green to red, with most peppers picked when the sides started to turn and then allowed to fully ripen and turn color Overall yield was excellent. Fruit made for excellent stuffed peppers as well as used in salads, stir fry or just eaten raw. Peppers were crisp, juicy and sweet. A very useful and good variety for this area.