Parks Whopper Green Bell Pepper

*We no longer grow this item, but feel free to peruse the information.

Parks Whopper is a green bell that is about 4 to 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.  The peppers grow underneath the foliage which prevents sunburn allowing them to mature and sweeten properly.  Don’t think that you have to pick them green because if you leave them to turn red, they will be even sweeter still.  Being sensitive to the cold, planting should be delayed until the danger of frost is past in the spring.  Ideal temperatures are 70 to 80 degrees F during the day, and 60 to 70 degrees F at night.  Usually, the plants set satisfactory crops when temperatures are between 65 and 80 degrees F and the soil is well-supplied with moisture.  Avoid a soggy, water-logged soil condition when growing peppers.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Spacing: Plant 18″ apart.

Height: Grows 24″ to 36″ tall.

Outstanding Features: Resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

Tips: Water plants thoroughly after transplanting.  Avoid planting under conditions that will stunt the plants and lead to poor production, such as cold weather, lack of sufficient soil moisture, or lack of sufficient fertilizer.  Water deeply but not too often.  Prune 50% of the blooms to improve fruit size.