Mini Snack/ Salad Peppers – Baby Belle
Baby Belle snack peppers have delicious sweet flavor and crisp texture. These bite-size little beauties make wonderful eating fresh off the plants or enjoy them as tasty, quick and nutritious snacks. They are the perfect size to quickly core and toss into fresh salads. The compact plants are heavy producers, and ornamental in the garden or containers.
Seeds are color coded with USDA food grade stain:Pink seed = Red F-1 Baby Bell
Undyed seed = Yellow F-1 Baby Bell
Seed Count: 15-17 / Weight: 0.1 gms
In early spring, start indoors about 2 months before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C) range. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm 80-85°F (27-30°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, transplant into 4 inch individual pots. Maintain at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Feed with half strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Plant out 2 to 2 1/2 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
Don’t plant peppers outdoors until night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C). Prepare soil with aged manure or compost. Plant only robust seedlings with well-developed roots. Mulch plants to maintain even soil moisture. Stake or cage your pepper plants to support their heavy fruit set.
Pick the 3 to 4 inch peppers when fully colored up. Cut rather than pull them from plants. Enjoy them sliced up raw, sautéed, stir fried, grilled or piled on pizza.
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