Early Perfect Italian Pepper
Origin: Philomath, Oregon
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~30
Germination tested 12/2018: 74%
Early Perfect Italian" is a new favorite among pepper eaters, chefs, and growers. An Italian-style fryer pepper, it was bred by the great Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds, specifically for its fantastic flavor. The long and slender fruit make for great roasting peppers. Most importantly, it yields loads of fruit on tall plants. If you get them in the ground early enough, they might even need a trellis. This variety carries the Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge (see www.osseeds.org for more information). Seeds were grown by Clint Freund and Kass McKinnon of Cultivating the Commons outside Madison, Wisconsin, which will receive half of the proceeds of all sales.
We unfortunately do not have a photo of when these peppers ripen to red, but this photo of the green peppers gives you an idea of their size and shape. It can be eaten as both a green and red pepper, very tasty.
GROWING TIPS: Start seeds indoors in March. After danger of frost transplant to garden with 16-18 inches between plants.