Lipstick Sweet Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum annuum)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 55-75 days
- Days to Germination:
- 14-21 days @ 75-95F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Lipstick Sweet Pepper - Your New Favorite Pepper
Highly regarded as an early specialty market pepper, also considered by many chefs and farmers market patrons to be the ultimate sweet pepper for gourmet salads, salsa, roasting, and Spanish cuisine. Fruits are 4” long, blunt-tipped, heart-shaped and thick fleshed. Once dark green full-size fruits appear, harvest three weeks later when they have fully ripened into a dark, gorgeous, glossy red. A dependable, extremely heavy producer even in cooler summer areas. This early maturing pepper with its crisp thick flesh will become an indispensable ingredient in your kitchen. The large cavity is mostly hollow with a small cottony membrane holding only a few seeds.
One of the most reliably productive sweet peppers available, the Lipstick pepper is renowned for its fruitiness and sweetness, making it stand out from any other pepper. Peak flavor is achieved when the fruits are deep glossy red, succulent with firm flesh. Used fresh or roasted to compliment fresh and aged cheeses, cream dishes, beef, lamb, goat, pork, shellfish, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, and beans. Flavors are bright and robust enough to partner with bold spices such as cumin, paprika, oregano, and cilantro.
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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The Master Gardeners at the historic Francis Land House Heirloom Vegetable Garden in Virginia Beach, Virginia are providing feedback on the donated seeds. Our garden consists of 35 raised beds, each four feet by twenty feet. The garden receives full sun all day and is fertilized with a combination of compost and commercial organic fertilizer. Met catalog description. Plants grew well, somewhat smaller than Bull Nose and California Wonder. The yield was good, red peppers very attractive, tasty and the plant trouble free. Would recommend for this area.