I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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California Wonder Bell Pepper
California Wonder 300 (73 days)
California Wonder was introduced in 1928
An improved version of the California Wonder.
Looks just like what you would get at the organic grocery store!
Upright 2 ft tall plants bear prolific fruits that are 4-5" long and almost the same width across.
California Wonder 300 has a crisp, thick flesh has a mild, pleasant flavor.
Great for salads or stuff them whole for a delicious meal.
Organic California Wonder 300 contains high amounts of vitamins A and C.
Resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus.
1937 MacFayden Seed Co. says... "Largely sized stuffing pepper with extremely thick, mild, sweet flesh. Fruit indistinctly 4 lobed, upright, shapely, glossy dark green, measuring 4 1/2 inches in length by 4 inches in diameter. California Wonder is the standard of excellence in sweet peppers but a little late."
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. CA, FL, OR, TX
This is another pepper that grows exceptionally well when planted with tomatoes. It's easy to grow--I usually just plant the seeds directly into the garden when I set my tomatoes out. Its thick walled flesh is great for stuffing and it has the mild flavor my wife and I prefer in any kind of salad. It's also terrific on Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches (when cooked with onions of course) or raw on roast beef or turkey sandwiches (if sliced thin). I grow these at an elevation of 3750' in NW AZ, so they need shade during our hot summers--the tomatoes help a lot in that regard. If they aren't shaded the peppers will scald.