The Emerald Giant Pepper was developed in 1963. It produces heavy yields of blocky thick walled dark green to red peppers that are 10-13 cm (4½-5”) long by 8-10 cm (3½-4”). Peppers are crisp and sweet. Plant height averages around 66-76 cm (26-30”) tall, but can achieve 91 cm (3’) under ideal growing conditions. These colorful tasty big peppers are perfect for eating raw, stuffing, roasting and grilling.
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.