Sweet Pepper, 'Bridge to Paris'

(Capsicum annuum) This wonderful pepper comes to us from our friends at Hudson Valley Seed Library in upstate New York and is the product of a long chain of farm-based seed work. Originally disentangled from the hybrid frying pepper “La Paris” at the biodynamic Kimberton CSA in Kimberton, PA, it then gained a little bit of extra size and a hint of spice in the hands of Phillies Bridge Farm in Gardiner, NY, before being passed on to Hudson Valley Seed Library who have continued to refine and stabilize the best traits to create a marketable cultivar. From “La Paris” to Phillies Bridge, hence “Bridge to Paris." The result? Perhaps the most beautiful fryer we have seen: long, glossy smooth, very sweet, bright red fruits to 8”s and with much thicker flesh than most fryers. They have performed very well in trials across the northern US and were a standout at the OSA sweet pepper trial in Chimacum, WA. Plants are tall (24-36”), vigorous, and prolific and benefit from staking. Wonderfully sweet for fresh eating as well as for roasting and freezing.
85-100 days. UO

Packet: ~30 seeds

Product Code: PEP-BP-pkt

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Growing Info


Indoors, 5-8 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+ nighttime temps).

Note: Protect well from the cold!




12-18" spacing in rows 18" apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Moderate. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with ample phosphorous and calcium and a pH between 6.5-6.8.


Pepper seeds will germinate very slowly and poorly in cold soil.

Use a floating row cover to keep plants warmer during the day and as protection from cold nights.

Harvesting ripe fruit consistently will encourage fruit production.