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Le Petit Guillet Pepper

Capsicum annuum

Grown by: Milkweed Farm in Brattleboro, VT

  • $4.00

Gorgeous ornamental hot pepper plants with purple stems and dark green leaves speckled with white, purple, and black. Fruits are small and pendant, and ripen deep purple to firehouse red. Le Petite Guillet was bred by William Woys Weaver in 1995, and named in honor of Dominique Guillet, founder of Terre de Semences, Saint-Menoux, France.

Days to maturity: 85

Seeds per pack: 40

Planting / harvesting notes

Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost and transplant into garden well after the danger of frost. Keep seedlings moist but do not overwater. Transplants should be initially watered in well, and plants will be most productive with regular irrigation and full sun.

Seed keeping notes

Peppers are generally self-pollinating, though we isolate different varieties of the same species by at least 50 feet, in hopes that flying insects will not cross pollinate them unexpectedly. There are several important species of peppers, so check your scientific names! Pepper seeds are ripe when the fruits have turned their final fiery color - in this case, sunset-orange. Cut the fruit, scrape out seeds, and lay them out to dry on a labeled screen or paper product in a ventilated place away from direct sunlight for a week or two. Drying the peppers before seed extraction can slightly lower your germination rates, but works fine for home seed saving as long as the peppers do not rot.

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