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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Hot Portugal Pepper Seeds
Hot Portugal Pepper Seeds (64 days)
250 mg packet ~30-45 heirloom pepper seeds.
Introduced by Joseph Harris & Co. in 1935 (See Picture Below)
Hot Portugal is a sturdy pepper plant that is vigorous in growth and it is this structure that provides large numbers of fruit.
Peppers are an average of 6-7" long and about 1 1/2" at the shoulder tapering to a point.
Hot Portugal peppers start off green and soon turn into a glossy lipstick red.
Ripens early compared to other peppers making it a perfect pepper for market.
1935 Joseph Harris Seed Company catalog says about Hot Portugal Pepper Seed....
"This is the best large "hot" red pepper we know. If you want large hot peppers you should try the new Hot Portugal. It is the largest pepper of this type we have seen and is very hot. The fruit averages 6" long or more, is bright red when ripe and is very freely borne on sturdy upright plants."