Bull Nose Pepper Seed

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One of the world’s original bell peppers. Bullnose was grown by Thomas Jefferson, and these fine peppers are still grown at Monticello today. Blocky, medium-large fruits are crisp and mild when green, and become quite sweet after turning red. The ribs are even a little spicy! A prolific grower that produces early. Great raw in salads and tacos, or cooked into your favorite dishes. Especially good for roasting and stuffing because of its thick walls. Deer-resistant. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 9-14 days (warmer soil means faster germination)
  • Days to maturity: 75
  • Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 18-20”
  • Sow outdoors: Not recommended unless the soil warms early in your area
  • Produce size: 4-5”
  • Yield: About 3.5 lbs. of peppers per plant
  • Mature plant height: 24-30” - may require staking due to the plant’s productive nature
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Origin: India, 1759

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