Yolo Wonder Sweet Pepper Seeds


This packet sows approximately 45 plants when started indoors.
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Introduced in 1952 by the Campbell Soup Company, 'Yolo Wonder' is an open-pollinated improvement on the 'California Wonder' heirloom. 'Yolo Wonder' gives big, consistent-shaped fruit and is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. Good leaf coverage prevents sun scald. This variety turns from green to red, adding sweetness along the way.
$1.89 400 mg
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Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 12"–18" wide

Variety Information: 4"–4 ½" long, 3 ½"–4" wide, blocky shape, thick flesh. The immature green pepper is commonly called "green bell". If left on the plant to mature, it turns to a rich red, commonly referred to as "red bell", and is sweeter and milder than the green one. 'Yolo Wonder' is moderately resistant to tobacco mosaic virus

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18"–24" apart outside

Harvesting: Peppers can be harvested green or left on the vine to mature to bright red and very sweet.

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Perfect Peppers
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First year growing so I don't know if this variety really is this good or if I just had a great year. They are large with super thick walls. Mine have taken a long time to fully turn red, but that may be normal. A few have fallen off, rotted, or had pests, but all in all a very productive plant. I grew four plants and have harvested at least 8lbs of peppers of varying ripeness (with many more still on the plant).
Sarah McCormick

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