Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Sweet Bell ECO

(90 days) Open-pollinated. In these times of gluten, dairy and sugar avoidance, here’s a Chocolate Cake everyone can enjoy. In taste tests this rich reddish brown 3½x3½" blocky thick-walled pepper had great sweetness and flavor. Best of all, if you can’t wait for them all to ripen, you’ll find that as a green pepper Chocolate Cake is as meaty, sweet, delicious and flavorful as many other types of fully ripe peppers. That breeder Doug Jones continues to select this pepper for earliness, yield and flavor is just icing on the cake. Seed purchased directly from the independent breeder.


3737 Chocolate Cake ECO
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Peppers

Capsicum annuum

For all peppers, days to full-color maturity are from transplanting date.

~160 seeds/g. Capsicum comes from the Greek kapto which means ‘bite.’

Culture: Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislike wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. Start indoors in March or April. Set out in June. Black plastic highly recommended. Row cover improves fruit set in windy spots. Pick first green peppers when they reach full size to increase total yield significantly. Green peppers, though edible, are not ripe. Peppers ripen to red, yellow, orange, etc.

Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 68-95°.

Diseases:

  • BLS: Bacterial Leaf Spot
  • CMV: Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • TMV: Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Seed-saving tips: Use only the first fruits for seed; allow only 3–4 fruits per plant to grow and remove all others. Fewer fruits = larger seeds = greater seed viability. Later fruits often have germination rates of only 60%.