Growing Non-GMO Yolo Wonder L Sweet Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 75-80
- Days to Germination: 7-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Plant Height: 18-36"
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Fertile, organically rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Yolo Wonder L Pepper Color: Perfectly green fruits that turn ready as they ripen.
- Yolo Wonder L Pepper Scoville: 000 SHU
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and rot in poorly drained, oversaturated soils. Watch for aphids and whiteflies.
How to Grow Yolo Wonder L Sweet Pepper from Seed
Pepper seeds thrive in pots and containers and can perennially overwinter in warm enough regions. Pepper is a heat-loving crop and does not perform well in shade or cold soils. Sweet banana pepper seeds are best if started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost. Sow 2-3 pepper seeds 1/4" deep per cell or peat pot in fertile, organic, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
Sweet banana pepper seeds germinate in 7-21 days, transplanting strongest starts 12-18" apart in the garden or 1 plant per container. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers with a phosphorus-rich potting mix and will benefit from staking and support as they become top-heavy during fruiting. Fruit may be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit.
Yolo Wonder L Sweet Pepper in the Vegetable Garden
Pepper is one of the most diverse, showy, and flavorful fruits grown in the annual garden bed. Available in nearly every possible color and shape from the super sweet to super spicy, pepper grows stronger and tastes better with a season of full sun and high heat. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers and can even perennially overwinter in warm enough regions, maturing into bushy, vibrant, and well-stemmed patio favorites.
It’s best to start Yolo Wonder Sweet peppers indoors for a longer growing season. Transplant when temperatures are above 75 °F. Peppers will start as green and then turn red. After 75 days, you should be able to harvest red and juicy peppers. Be sure to look out for cutworms and aphids
Harvesting Yolo Wonder L Sweet Peppers
Some sweet and bell peppers can be harvested as soon as 60-70 days, but most hot varieties are ready about 100 days from sowing or when skin has changed color. Know the individual variety you are sowing to know when color has reached ripeness. Peppers can be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen and change color on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit. If working with hot peppers, wear gloves to avoid skin contact with capsaicin.
Bright yellow fruits are sweet, crunchy and about 4-6" long.
Many folks eat them right out of the garden, but they are delicious pickled as well. Banana peppers get sweeter as they ripen.
About Yolo Wonder L Sweet Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (75-80 Days)
This is the perfect sweet red pepper. You can stuff Yolo Wonders with any sort of filling. A good recipe is sauteed onion and sweet Italian sausage mixed with rice and added to the inside of these peppers. Top with cheese and bake. Or you could just slice this pepper and enjoy it raw. This pepper will have many uses in your kitchen.
Improved strain of California Wonder, larger and more mosaic resistant, 4" x 4" diameter, thick flesh, 3-4 lobes, dark green to red, pendant, compact spreading 24-28 inches. plant, dense foliage protects against sunscald.
Thick skinned holds up well for baking or stuffing.
Sweet, delicious and eaten raw in salads.
Recommended by USU, large 4" glossy red peppers will develop on sturdy plants. This an improved version of the California Wonder, and resistant to Tobacco Masaic Virus. Yolo Wonder was developed for dry and hot climates. If you’re short on space, one plant will produce enough.
Yolo Wonder L Sweet Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 300 mg - Packet - Approx 45 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 4,450 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 17,800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 71,200 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 356,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Yolo Wonder L sweet pepper seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.