The Bulgarian Carrot Pepper is thought to originate in Europe. It is an attractive pepper that grows 45-60 cm (18-24") tall and has a spread 30-45 cm (12-18”) wide. Peppers are born on sturdy upright plants. They grow quickly and are suitable for cooler climates. An heirloom variety that yields a generous amount of 8-10 cm (3½-4") peppers. They begin green, then yellow and finish up orange. Pepper heat rating is 12,000-30,000 SHU.
Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Plant in well-draining soil in a warm, sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. Peppers prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Water regularly, making sure the soil stays moist but not waterlogged. Harvest peppers when they reach full size and have reached their mature color.
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil. Soil pH: 6.0-6.8. Planting Depth: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 30-90cm (12-36”) tall. Days to Maturity: 60-100 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart.