Origin: Carbondale, Colorado
Improvement status: Landrace Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~30
Germination tested 12/2022: 92%
Life cycle: Annual
Here's another exciting variety from Casey Piscura and the folks at Wild Mountain Seeds in Carbondale, Colorado.
From Casey: "In 2013, we set out to develop new selections of well-adapted sweet pepper strains for our climate. We compiled an extensive collection of sweet peppers and allowed them to flower together. From those initial crosses onward we have selected refined lines with different physical attributes. The 'Mountain Roaster' strain is a selection of a medium-sized red sweet pepper that has thick flesh, delicious flavor, good yields, strong plants, and fruit size that lends itself perfectly to roasting whole or stuffing. This collection is great for farmers markets as we find patrons more likely to buy two medium sized peppers than one larger sweet pepper (they do well when displayed and sold in pints or quarts where you can market them at a higher dollar value for the box). Kids often snack on these whole as the flavor is like candy when fully vine ripened. Sturdy plants and early production make this a go-to new variety.
NOTE: There is some variability in this variety due to its diverse parentage (I imagine you will not mind due to the great vigor!)"