Orange Sun Bell Pepper (orange)

75-80 days. A beautiful, bright orange, big blocky Pepper, Orange Sun is 4" to 5" long, maturing from green to vivid creamsicle-orange. Its erect, sturdy 2' plants yield a abundant harvest of uniform, three- to four-lobed Peppers with thick, crunchy, spicy-sweet flesh. Perfect for grilling, sautéing or roasting, Orange Sun is perfect paired with Blushing, Purple and Red Beauty Peppers for a Roasted Rainbow Pepper Salad dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic and salt and pepper. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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Peppers ought to be experienced right off the vine after harvest. Best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to setting out in full sun after the last spring frost date, they like rich soil and need regular additional fertilizing. They need at least 10 weeks of hot weather to produce well and should be enjoyed soon after harvest. To protect Peppers from sunburn, pinch plants to encourage leaf growth. Keep Peppers picked to sustain production levels. At the height of harvest, hold a roast. Place picked Peppers on a hot grill, turning them until all sides are charred and blistered black. Put them in a paper bag on a tray and close the bag tight so the steam detaches the skins. Once cool, remove the skins, stems, membrane and seeds, and freeze in airtight plastic bags for use through the winter. (See Hot Chile Peppers for Cajun Bell Peppers, which earned a spot in the Hot Chile Peppers with a 100 to 1,000 Scoville heat rating.) Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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