Organic Antohi-Romanian Sweet-Pepper Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Antohi-Romanian Sweet-Pepper seeds take 54 days to produce yellow, and 78 days for sweet red peppers. A tasty Romanian frying pepper brought to North America by Jan Antohi, a touring acrobat , when he defected to the USA. This is a pimento style pepper, 10 cm long and 5 cm wide. The plants are sturdy, well branched and they yield abundantly. Fruits ripen early even in the north. They start pale yellow and ripen to red. The sweet flavour is expressed by frying in a little hot olive oil.
Start peppers indoors 8 weeks before your frost free date. Sow seeds .5 cm deep and keep warm (27-32˚C). Pepper seeds germinate slowly in cool soil. Move seedlings into larger cells or pots when first set of true leaves appear and keep plants warm. Plant out into well drained, fertile soil rich in phosphorus and calcium once there is no chance of frost and the soil has warmed. Row covers and black plastic mulch can extend the season by providing extra warmth.