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King of the North Bell Pepper Seeds
King of the North Bell Pepper Seeds
King of the North Bell Pepper Seeds King of the North Bell Pepper Seeds
King of the North Bell Pepper Seeds King of the North Bell Pepper Seeds

King of the North Bell Pepper

25 Seeds

$ 3.49

Great for cool, short-season climates

  • Tolerates cool weather
  • Medium-sized, blocky bell peppers
  • Initially green, maturing to red
  • Sweet flavor intensifies as it ripens
  • 70 days from transplant

MORE ABOUT KING OF THE NORTH BELL PEPPERS:

(Capsicum annuum) A great variety for those with cool, short seasons.  Plants produce good yields of medium sized bell peppers with 3-4 lobes.  Great for fresh eating, frying and stuffing, King of the North peppers have a crisp refreshing flavor that sweetens as they ripen.  We have noticed that fruit set seems to be inhibited by hot weather, leading to delayed sets in warm climates.  Therefore, we recommend King of the North only for states north of the 42nd parallel or for high-altitude locations that experience cool nights. For those farther south, we would instead recommend Keystone Resistant Giant or Ozark Giant.  70 days from transplant.  25 seed per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Peppers perform best in well-drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter and adequate phosphorous and calcium. Mulching plants with poly, paper, or natural materials will ensure consistent moisture throughout the root zone.

SOWING: For earliest harvest, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds 1/4" deep in well moistened, sterile seed-starting mix. The ideal temperature for pepper seed germination is 85 degrees. For best results, place a growers heat mat beneath trays until germination has occurred. Under ideal conditions, germination should occur in 10-14 days.

TRANSPLANTING: After danger of frost has passed, set transplants 18-24" apart in rows 24-36" apart. Ensure that plants receive 1-2" of water per week. Avoid over-application of nitrogen as this can cause vegetative growth at the expense of fruit set.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effective in controlling climbing cutworms. Aphids, flea beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: To prevent common pepper diseases like Phytopthora and bacterial spot, avoid watering plants at night or on cool, cloudy days. Excess nitrogen and/or insufficient phosphorous can cause pepper plants to become bushy and produce few blossoms.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Peppers can be harvested at any time, but should be picked before they become soft or overly mature. Harvesting regularly will encourage further fruit set. Peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

SAVING SEEDS: Select disease-free plants that are true-to-type. Pepper plants are prone to cross pollination by bees, so precautions should be taken to prevent pollination by insects. Covering plants with mosquito netting is an effective method to protect against pollen contamination.

Great for cool, short-season climates

  • Tolerates cool weather
  • Medium-sized, blocky bell peppers
  • Initially green, maturing to red
  • Sweet flavor intensifies as it ripens
  • 70 days from transplant

MORE ABOUT KING OF THE NORTH BELL PEPPERS:

(Capsicum annuum) A great variety for those with cool, short seasons.  Plants produce good yields of medium sized bell peppers with 3-4 lobes.  Great for fresh eating, frying and stuffing, King of the North peppers have a crisp refreshing flavor that sweetens as they ripen.  We have noticed that fruit set seems to be inhibited by hot weather, leading to delayed sets in warm climates.  Therefore, we recommend King of the North only for states north of the 42nd parallel or for high-altitude locations that experience cool nights. For those farther south, we would instead recommend Keystone Resistant Giant or Ozark Giant.  70 days from transplant.  25 seed per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Peppers perform best in well-drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter and adequate phosphorous and calcium. Mulching plants with poly, paper, or natural materials will ensure consistent moisture throughout the root zone.

SOWING: For earliest harvest, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds 1/4" deep in well moistened, sterile seed-starting mix. The ideal temperature for pepper seed germination is 85 degrees. For best results, place a growers heat mat beneath trays until germination has occurred. Under ideal conditions, germination should occur in 10-14 days.

TRANSPLANTING: After danger of frost has passed, set transplants 18-24" apart in rows 24-36" apart. Ensure that plants receive 1-2" of water per week. Avoid over-application of nitrogen as this can cause vegetative growth at the expense of fruit set.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effective in controlling climbing cutworms. Aphids, flea beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: To prevent common pepper diseases like Phytopthora and bacterial spot, avoid watering plants at night or on cool, cloudy days. Excess nitrogen and/or insufficient phosphorous can cause pepper plants to become bushy and produce few blossoms.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Peppers can be harvested at any time, but should be picked before they become soft or overly mature. Harvesting regularly will encourage further fruit set. Peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

SAVING SEEDS: Select disease-free plants that are true-to-type. Pepper plants are prone to cross pollination by bees, so precautions should be taken to prevent pollination by insects. Covering plants with mosquito netting is an effective method to protect against pollen contamination.

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