Seed Savers Exchange - Offered in 1935 by Joseph Harris & Co. of Coldwater, NY, who reported, “If you want a large hot pepper, try the new Hot Portugal. The best hot pepper we know.” Sturdy upright plants produce very heavy yields early in the growing season. Glossy vivid red elongated fruits grow 6" or longer. 65-75 days from transplant. Medium hot. ±3,800 seeds/oz.
Vivid, red fruits grow to 6 inches
Medium hot pepper
Short season, highly productive
65-75 days from transplant
50 Seeds per packet
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm.
Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost
Plant Rows 12-24” Apart
Germinates in 14 days
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