Stocky Red Rooster Pepper Seeds
Stocky Red Roaster is an Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) variety developed by Frank Morton in 2011 at Wild Garden Seed. This open-pollinated (OP) pepper is a great alternative to hybrid Italian fryer peppers. It has the same great characteristics, and because it is OP, you can save seeds for next season. Save seeds from robust fruit and vigorous plants.
This delicious sweet pepper measures 4–6” in length and 2” wide at the shoulders. A very productive tall 3’ plant with a leafy canopy to protect peppers from sun-scald. Fruit ripens from green to a smooth glossy vibrant red when fully mature. We call this beautiful pepper our Stocky Red Rooster.
Capsicum annuum (102 days) Heirloom - Open Pollinated
Heat Level: Sweet Scoville: None
~ Packet contains 10 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 14 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 36” apart and harvest when red.