Sweet Pepper, 'Osmarsko Kambe'
Every season, we get particularly excited about a handful of new varieties, and this unassuming little sweet pepper was recently near the top of that list. A specialty of Bulgaria, this heart-shaped, pimiento type pepper ripens from green to bright red with very thick walls and wonderful sweet flavor, the perfect small size for stuffing, yet plenty substantial enough for roasting (our source for many year’s Ajvar and Romesco). Early and very prolific, the plants sport a superb architecture: sturdy, compact, and upright keeping the fruits up off the soil even in wet conditions.
80-90 days. UO
Packet: 30 seeds
Product Code: PEP-OK-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.