Open-pollinated. This heirloom pepper from Odessa on the Black Sea in Ukraine helped Heron connect his plant passion to his heritage. Its attributes translate wonderfully to Maine’s Zone 4. Strong stocky stems and unique dark green leaves easily set it apart from most others. It grows rapidly and dependably sets 7–12 fruits per plant, crisp, juicy, thick-walled and tasty. At the edible green stage the 2¼x4½" tapered peppers have a distinct wild lime color that rapidly morphs to orange and then to a deep dark red. Sweet and full-textured whether enjoyed raw, sautéed or roasted. Broad canopies with good leaf cover reduce sunscald and protect from frost. Fruits are remarkably free from blossom end rot.
$4 for a 3" pot
3 pots for $10