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Sugar Drop Orange Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Very Sweet & Fruity

Sugar Drop Orange Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Very Sweet & Fruity

Quantity: 10 Seeds

Species: Capsicum Baccatum

Scovilles: 20,000 - 45,000


Sugar Drop Orange is a unique hybrid between a Lemon Drop pepper and Sugar Rush Peach; it's an original cross that I created myself 3 years ago. Although the variety is not yet stable; they all offer outstanding flavour and sweetness, and the yields are extremely high. A single plant can yield over 200 pods. This pepper is a perfect combination of the citrusy flavour of a Lemon drop pepper, and they have the sweetness of Sugar Rush Peach. The plants grow to be about 6 feet tall, and 4 feet wide, but they take well to a good pruning, so they can be kept as large as desired; staking is highly recommended. The plants are extremely vigorous, and can tolerate many different weather conditions, except for frost. As well as being some of the first peppers to ripen, they're also one of the last varieties to stop. The pods taste amazing fresh; they make a great snacking pepper for those that enjoy a bit of heat, and they make an excellent hot sauce too. They can also be dried and ground into a very sweet and candy-like powder.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    Its best to start Sugar Drop Orange pepper 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 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. Due to This variety's compact size, these peppers are perfectly suited for growing in pots or containers; I recommend using a 5 gallon pot or larger. These peppers do best when grown in full sun.

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