4" Pepper 'Super Shepherd'
68 days. O/P. Our most popular Italian Sweet. Dark red 7.5 in/19 cm early fruit have very thick juicy flesh, great taste. This variety has very high brix (soluble sugars) and will attract insects to young transplants.
How To Grow
Transplant after hardening off, in late May to early June. Full sun and a well-drained soil is best. Space the plants 30 cm (12″) apart in rows spaced 60 cm (24″) apart. Control weeds and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Try harvesting the peppers at different maturities to experience a wider range of flavours and textures. Staking is recommended with most varieties. Note: Estimated days to maturity are based on counting the days after transplanting.
When To Harvest
Harvest when the peppers turn yellow, for best flavor let them ripen on the plant for as long as possible.