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Lemon Drop Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Fruity, Sweet, and Hot

Lemon Drop Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Fruity, Sweet, and Hot

The Lemon Drop pepper is an excellent chili to grow in the garden. It can grow quite large for a pepper plant under ideal conditions, and is eventually weighed down by an abundance of bright yellow peppers. The pods are mild in heat, roughly about the same as a cayenne or tabasco, and they taste absolutely delicious; bright, tangy, sweet, and fruity. The plants are very productive, and highly prized for their culinary value.


The plant can grow to be about 4 feet tall, and equally wide. Under ideal growing conditions, these plants may yield over a hundred pods in the first season, and the fruits ripen throughout the summer and into the autumn. the peppers can be left on the plant to allow for a single late season harvest, or may be picked for cooking throughout the growing season. The pods make the most delicious powder and sauces that taste nothing like the standard peppers we're used to eating here in the north.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    Like all capsicums, it’s best to start Lemon Drop seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat greatly aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 4-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. These peppers are perfectly suited for growing in pots or containers; I recommend using a 5 gallon pot or larger. Peppers do best when grown in full sun.

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