Sweet Pimento is a heart shaped variety that is quite suitable for home gardeners and commercial growers alike. Plants grow to 75 cm (30″) tall and produce heavy crops of thick walled, very mild and sweet peppers about 9 cm (3-1/2″) by 6 cm (2 1/2″). The fruit will mature from green to a bright crimson red. A very useful variety for stuffing and is superb for preserving in oil or canning whole. Characteristic flavour.
How to Grow
160 seed/gram Start indoors mid February to late March. Use a soil-less growing mix. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4″) deep. Maintaining the growing medium at a temperature of 21 C (70 F) will enhance germination. Grow the seedlings under bright light and temperatures of 16-21 C (60-70 F) to produce strong, stocky plants. Transplant after hardening off, in late May to early June. Full sun and a well-drained soil is best. Space the plants 30 cm (12″) apart in rows spaced 60 cm (24″) apart. Control weeds and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Try harvesting the peppers at different maturities to experience a wider range of flavours and textures. Staking is recommended with most varieties. Note: Estimated days to maturity are based on counting the days after transplanting.