Pepper Seeds - Rainbow Mix Sweet
- Seed Count: 25 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60 Days from transplant
- Blend of various sweet pepper seeds
- Contains red, yellow, orange, and potentially purple or chocolate peppers
- Includes varieties like red bell, yellow bell, and mini bell peppers
- Suitable for home gardens
- Plants reach a height of 2-3 feet
- Thrives in sunny locations with well-drained soil
- Peppers are sweeter when fully mature
- Harvest throughout summer and fall
History: Originating from a diverse collection of sweet pepper varieties, the Rainbow Mix Sweet Pepper seeds bring together the vibrant colors and flavors of different peppers from around the world. Historically, peppers have been cultivated for thousands of years, with each variety carrying its unique story from the regions it hailed from. This mix is a testament to the global appreciation and love for these flavorful vegetables, combining them into one package for gardeners to enjoy a spectrum of tastes and visuals.
Uses: The Rainbow Mix Sweet Pepper is not just a visual delight but a culinary one too. With a potpourri of colors, they add vibrancy to any dish. Freshly sliced, they can be tossed into salads, bringing in a crisp texture and a mild sweetness. Grilled or roasted, these peppers develop a smoky undertone that complements their natural sugar. The larger bell peppers from the mix are perfect for stuffing, while the smaller ones can be pickled or used as a colorful garnish. Their versatility extends to sandwiches, pizzas, and a variety of dishes, offering both aesthetic appeal and a burst of flavor.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: To ensure the best growth of the Rainbow Mix Sweet Peppers, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Once the seedlings have developed two true leaves, transplant them to larger pots to allow them to grow. When all risk of frost has passed and soil temperatures consistently stay above 60°F, transplant them to their final location in the garden. Ensure they are planted in a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Space plants about 18-24 inches apart in rows set 30 inches apart. Regular watering, without letting the soil get waterlogged, is essential. As the peppers develop, they will transition through various colors. For the sweetest flavor, wait for them to reach their final mature color before harvesting. Regularly check the peppers, and when they appear vibrant and firm to touch, they are ready for harvest. Use garden scissors or pruners to cut the peppers off, ensuring the plant isn't damaged in the process.