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Pepper, King of the North - BULK ONLY

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The best red bell pepper we know for northern gardeners where the seasons are cool and short. Blocky uniform fruits are excellent for stuffing or fresh eating. Great sweet flavor. Our stock is from Fedco Seeds in Waterville, Maine.

  • 70 days from transplant
  • Conventional
  • Sweet pepper
  • Blocky, uniform fruits
  • Great sweet flavor
  • Excellent for stuffing or fresh eating
  • Good variety for cool, short growing season

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Roasting
  • Salsa

This pepper is: SWEET

Bell peppers are sweetest when they mature to a full red, but the crunchy green flesh is a great addition to many savory dishes. You can stuff peppers with quinoa, rice, or a mixture of cheese and beans and bake or cook rings of pepper in a skillet with a fresh egg inside.

Roast your red peppers over a burner or under a broiler, then peel and puree with hummus or slice and add to grilled eggplant and mozzarella sandwiches with fresh basil.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Peppers need warm soil to germinate, so you'll have the best luck seeding them in soil trays or pots that have a heating mat under them. Start your seeds indoors about 8 weeks before your last frost and sow them 1/4 inch deep. It will take around 14 days for the seeds to germinate. The soil in your garden should have warmed enough to plant peppers outside a few weeks after your last frost. Place your plants 12-24 inches apart and full sun. The fruit will be mature 70 days after transplanting. There are about 4.8k seeds in an ounce of King of the North peppers.

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Success in Wisconsin


Produces well and is able to ripen in Zone 5, southcentral Wisconsin. I grow this every year with the best results in 2021 when we had an unusually hot, dry June. I have a little bit of a cooler microclimate where it can be challenging to get red bell peppers to fully ripen. This variety works for me.