Miniature Chocolate Bell Pepper
Short stocky plants covered with lovely 2" long miniature bell peppers with an excellent fresh flavor. This arose in the garden of Ohio Seed Savers Exchange member Lucina Cress during the 1980s in her crop of full-sized Chocolate peppers. She saved seeds from the smallest fruits. Great for salads.
- 90 days from transplant
- ±4,400 seeds/oz
- Fruits ripen to deep brown
- Sweet pepper
- Fruits grow to 2 inches
- Plants are stocky and short
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
This pepper is: SWEET
Bell peppers are sweetest when they mature to a full color, but the crunchy green flesh is a great addition to many savory dishes. You can stuff these peppers with cabbage, then pickle them or toss raw peppers in a salad.
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.
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 soil is warm.
- Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart
- Light: Full Sun