Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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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."