Sweet Pepper, 'Petit Marseillais'

(Capsicum annuum) Hailing from Provence in the south of France, this wavy, thin-walled, orange beauty was one among many of the stars of our pepper trial at the home farm. Amazing in terms of productivity, it seemed like every time we turned around it had a new flush of ripe peppers needing to be picked. The 4-5” long by 1-2” wide fruits look like something out of a Dali painting with their fantastical curves and wavy ridges. The flavor is extraordinary and more deep than purely sweet, reminding us of a rich citrusy chili whose heat you keep waiting for but never arrives. In Provence, they are picked green and sautéed whole in olive oil stuffed with eggs, garlic, gruyere, parsley, salt, and pepper. They also make fantastic picklers.
85 days. UO

Packet: ~30 seeds

Product Code: PEP-PM-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.