Sweet, elegant large, long peppers create (agri)cultural bridges.
The diversity of our garden heritage has a long twisted past. In this case, it was a long and careful untangling that produced what we feel is a pepper with the potential to become an Heirloom of Tomorrow. Originally a hybrid called La Paris, when a CSA farmer found out it was being dropped, they embarked on the journey to save it. However, you can't save seeds from a hybrid... so it had to be untangled it like a knotted string of pearls. The result: something close to the hybrid La Paris, but in open-pollinated form. The seeds then travelled with the farm's interns until they settled at Phillies Bridge Farm who passed the seeds onto their local seed library.
Art Pack, 250 seeds
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Bridge to Paris Pepper | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds
Days to Germination 5 - 10 days Days to Maturity 88 days Planting Depth 1/2" Spacing in Row 18" Spacing Between Rows 36" Height at Maturity 30 inches Width at Maturity 24 inches
Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost in very warm spot (80 degrees is ideal). Keep seedlings in a well-ventilated area at 70+ degrees and do not over water. Transplant outdoors into rich soil after threat of frost has passed. Grows to 30" high; may require staking to keep fruits off the ground. Harvest any time after pods begin to fill out; sweetest when deep red.
Artwork by Robin Wessman. Robin Wessman is a fine art oil painter specializing in realism. His oil paintings have a classic representational approach and originate from direct observation of objects and outdoor landscapes. He often works on several paintings at a time using layers of paint to create certain effects. Robin continues to work on his paintings in the studio where he combines observation, experience and his own internal vision to finish each piece.