California Wonder Bell Pepper Heirloom Seeds
Thick walled and great for stuffing.
The standard boxy green bell pepper.
An excellent heirloom green bell pepper,
nice size and very good yield,
a popular old-time variety.
They are one of the easiest crops to grow,
and are not much bothered by pests.
Days To Maturity:70.
Approximately 25-30 seeds per packet.
Plant California Wonder Bell Peppers
after all danger of frost has passed.
Plant transplants that were started from seed
when the soil has reached 60 degrees.
The soil can be pre-warmed by
covering with black plastic prior to planting.
Space plants 20" to 24" apart
in well drained soil in full sun.
Water as needed.
During the first few weeks
of the growing season
cover small pepper plants
with cut off milk jugs at night.
How To Harvest
California Wonder Bell Peppers Heirloom Seeds
To harvest the seeds of peppers,
simply cut the pepper in half
and pull out the core and seeds.
Rub the seeds gently from the core into a bowl.
Rinsing is not absolutely necessary, however,
when pepper seeds are placed in water and gently stirred,
mature seeds will sink to the bottom and the chaff
and immature seeds will float to the top.
Pour off the chaff and immature seeds,
repeating as necessary until clean.
Drain the seeds in a mesh strainer
set on absorbent toweling
before spreading them out on a
glass or metallic dish to dry.
Never dry seeds in the sun, the heat
can kill the embryo within very quickly.
When seeds are properly dried,
they will snap break when folded in half.