Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Seeds - Pepper - Pimento

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With 9,000 years of cultivation behind them, it is no wonder that there are a myriad of varieties in a multitude of colours available to the home gardener – all have their origins in wild species native to Central and South America.

Pimento is the Spanish word for “pepper”. The flesh is very thick, sweet and red to reddish-yellow at maturity. You’ve probably had pimentos in potato salad or stuffed in a green olive. They are juicy and aromatic and are often served in green or pasta salads, or served as appetizers. A very useful variety for stuffing and are superb for canning whole. May be grown in pots.

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Start seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before outdoor planting after frost danger in spring to obtain healthy transplants. Choose a sunny position with fertile, well-drained soil. Improve clay or sandy soils with compost. 

  • Planting Depth: 6mm (1/4in)
  • Seed Spacing: 12mm (1/2in)
  • Row Spacing: 91cm - 122cm (36in - 48in)
    Full Sun
    Days To Sprout: 15 - 20 days
    Days To Maturity: 65 - 75 days