Sweet Pepper, 'Marta Polka'
This popular Polish variety is well known to European growers: a lobed, bell-type producing heavy sets of thick-walled fruit that ripen from green to bright yellow/gold. The compact plants have a good upright habit and don’t generally require staking. We don’t tend to grow many bells anymore, but this one is a winner with excellent sweetness and beautiful color, great for rainbow crudité plates.
90 days. AV
Packet: 30 seeds
Product Code: PEP-MP-pkt
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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
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.