Matchbox Pepper

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Capsicum annuum

Sustainably Grown Seed

Just like its namesake, this little pepper can light a big fire-in your mouth. Small fruits in light greens, yellow greens, and reds completely cover the sprawling, low-growing, bushy plants, which have attractive, deep green, semi-glossy leaves. It only takes one match to light a fire, and just one of these little peppers will lend a fruity and flavorful heat to any dish. If you like it hot, two will crackle, three will smoke, and four will blaze!

  • Days to Maturity: 75 from transplant
  • Height at Maturity: 18 to 14 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 24 to 30 inches

How to grow: Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant 3 weeks after last frost. Requires heat for germination, which can take 10-14 days. Transplant once weather has settled, usually 2 weeks after tomatoes have been transplanted (peppers will tolerate earlier transplanting but won't grow much).

About the artist: Artwork by Ryan Cronin. Ryan resides in the countryside outside of New York City. He enjoys his neighbor's weekend home delivery of the New York Times and he loves to paint.