This variety is an old American heirloom that has been very popular with gardeners since it was first introduced years ago! Despite its popularity, seeds for this variety are now very hard to come by.
Plants are extremely prolific producing a heavy crop over a long season. Plants show some resistance to disease and did well despite the drought that came on in late summer. Brilliant red fruits are large, average 4-6oz.each and are shaped like a fat banana pepper. Fruits are about 6 inches long and taper to a pointed end. Some curve around like a banana pepper and some hang straight down. Fruits are very meaty with very few seeds and have a wonderful flavor. They are perfect for making salsa, sauce, or for canning. They also taste good enough to eat fresh.
80 days from transplant to maturity Indeterminate
I always add a few extra seeds in each packet in case I count wrong.
Detailed planting instructions are included with each purchase!
|Foliage:||heavy deep green, regular leaf foliage|
|Fruit:||6 inch deep red fruits tapering to a pointed end.|
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Propagation / Germination:||Seeds are guaranteed to have at least an 80% germination rate when grown in accordance to instructions that are enclosed with the seeds. My exact tests for this variety showed around 95% germination.|
|Spacing:||36 inches apart in rows 4-5 feet apart|
All of the seeds we sell have been home grown on our small family farm. Seeds are only harvested from the best plants and varieties are either field isolated, caged, or hand pollinated depending on vegetable type to prevent cross pollination. Tomato seeds are processed using fermentation to insure healthy, viable seeds. Our seeds are hand counted and packaged in resealable plastic envelopes and are professionally labeled.