Approximately 165seeds per gram. Capsicum annuum Lot# PS31408 Yolo Wonder pepper plants grow anywhere from 61-76 cm (24-30") tall with an average spread about 40-45 cm (16-18”) wide. We provide additional support for most of our pepper plants, especially if they are prolific producers like Yolo Wonder is. Plants bear a heavy yield of peppers that are 10-11 cm (4-4½) x 9-10 cm (3¾-4") in diameter, big 3-4 lobed, thick walled and sweet. Peppers start green and finish with a brilliant polished red. Plants have abundant foliage to prevent scalding and are resistant to the Tomato Mosaic Virus.
Start indoors 6-10 weeks (March-April) before your last spring frost. Sow 4-5 seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep in 10 cm (4”) pots and cover lightly with soil medium and keep soil moist but not too wet. We keep under lights at a temperature of 26.7-29˚C (80-85˚F). Germination rates can vary drastically from 10 days to 21 days. Thin seedlings to 2-3 per pot. Once seedlings develop their second set of true leaves, prune the first set of true leaves. Pruning the leaves forces secondary growth and creates a bushier plant. We do this on several leaf sets. If seedlings become too leggy, place them in a cooler location. This will slow them down and make their stems thicker. Transplant seedlings when soil has warmed up to 15.6-18˚C (60-65˚F). Plant transplants 45-61 cm (18-24”) apart in rows 61-76 cm (24-30”) apart.
Note: Peat pots are not recommended for germinating peppers. The pH may be too high and peat pots retain a lot of water that may drown the seeds.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8
Planting Depth: Sow seeds 6 mm (¼) deep.
Germination: 8-25 days.
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 61-76 cm (24-30") tall. Compact bush habit. Spread can be 40-45 cm (16-18”) wide.
Days to Maturity: 73-85 days.
Watering: Peppers require about 2.5 cm (1”) of water per week. Allow water to completely soak the soil 15-20 cm (6-8”) deep. This will ensure good growth, whether vegetables are grown in single hills or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week will help supplement how much you should water your garden. Soil should remain moist.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning Plant transplants 45-61 cm (18-24”) apart in rows 61-76 cm (24-30”) apart.
Additional Information Yolo Wonder Bell Peppers are thick walled, sweet and flavorful. They make a great stuffing pepper and of course they are great for stir fries and salads. When peppers are done growing they will pull off the plant very easily. If they don't come off easily they are still growing. Slice peppers up and freeze them in a container for use as fresh peppers on pizza, soups and salads or use a dehydrator and dry them. We freeze and dry all our peppers for a variety of uses. Use a good pair of scissors to cut the peppers from the bush. Picking them off usually will result in breaking off branches. To prolong a pepper harvest, cut peppers from the plant regularly.