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 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.