Giant Yields, Giant Fruit from the Grand Dame of Sweet Bells!
Glossy green fruits reach 7 inches long, with thick walls and a firm shape!
Variety: Big Bertha PS Hybrid
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 15 seeds
Days to Maturity: 72
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 15
Fruit Length: 7 in
Additional Characteristics: Edible
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
72 days from setting out transplants.
If you like your peppers big and bountiful, Big Bertha is the one for you! A long-time favorite of Park customers and one of our own most highly-recommended varieties, this giant-fruited bell has been improved to bear even greater yields on medium-tall plants! You simply won’t believe these massive, 7-inch-long glossy green bells, thick-walled, firm, and utterly delicious raw or cooked.
The plants offer great coverage for the maturing fruit, and are vigorous all season, thanks to tolerance of Tobamo Po virus. We have given Big Bertha our Park High-Performer stamp of approval for both yield and flavor!
Start seeds indoors or, in climate with short growing seasons, outdoors at least one week after last frost. If starting indoors, allow 7 to 10 weeks for the seeds to mature into seedlings large enough to transplant safely. Set seedlings (or thin direct-sown seedlings) 2 feet apart in full sun. If planting many seedlings, space rows about 3 feet apart. Fertilize when the blooms appear, and water well. Fruit is most nutritious if allowed to ripen on the plant. Pkt is 15 seeds.
BUT these peppers are not hot! Hotter, drier weather is supposed to produce hotter peppers, and we certainly had that in SC this summer, but just not hot. I did lots of Miracle Grow for Tomatoes/Vegetables.