Golden California Wonder PepperThe sweet, fleshy, delicious Golden California Wonder pepper changes color from green to yellow and orange as it ripens. So both cool and warm weather are suitable for him.
Pepper is native to Central and South America, where Christopher Columbus and other researchers discovered it and took it to Europe at the end of the 16th century. They came to be called "pepper" in Spanish, or pimiento because their spicy taste was reminiscent of spicy black pepper.
How to grow Golden California Wonder Pepper from seeds:
- Sowing: Plant Golden California Wonder Bell Pepper seeds indoors in peat pots about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow them 1/4″deep and in a soil temperature of 80-85 degrees F until germination. Be sure to give the plant 12-16 hours of sunlight a day. When the outside temperature reaches 60-65 degrees F during the day and at least 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16″ apart. You can avoid shock by exposing plants to outdoor temperatures for several hours a day before replanting. Pepper also grows well in containers or raised beds.
- Plant Spacing: 12-16″.
- Growing of Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper: Sow seeds in 20-row or shallow flats, 4 seeds per inch, 1/4″ deep, in late March or eight weeks before transplanting. Maintain soil temperature at 80-90 ° F (27-32 ° C). In cooler soil, seeds will slow down their growth. When the first leaves appear, transplant the seedlings into 2 "cage containers or 4" pots. Grow plants for approx. 70 ° F (21 ° C) during thе day and 60 ° F (16 ° C) at night.
- Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist, maintain soil temperatures at 80-90°F (27-32°C)
- Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper Seeds Days to Germination: 21 days.
- Light Preference of Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper: Full Sun.
- Life Cycle of Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper: Annual.
- How and When to Harvest Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper: As you know, the longer the pepper ripens on the vine, the sharper it is. Harvesting is becoming a personal preference. The plant continues to bear fruit if the pepper is harvested in the green stage, and the mature pepper signals the plant to stop production. Always use a knife or scissors to cut the crop to avoid damaging the fragile stems. Sweet California Wonder Bell Pepper is known for its versatility and can be eaten fresh, canned, or dried.
- Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper Days to Maturity: 75 days to green; 95 days to Red.
- Golden California Wonder Sweet Bell Pepper's Seed Saving: Isolation or cage may be required to maintain genetic purity as peppers will be cross-pollinated with other peppers. The pepper must be fully ripe for harvesting the seeds. Remove the seeds from it, spread them out to dry for about two weeks. Store sеeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.
- Common Names: Golden California Wonder, Golden Cal Wonder
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Species Origin: Central, South America
- Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Hot Pepper, Warm Season
- Life Cycle: Annual
- USDA Zonеs: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Seeds per Ounce: 4,000
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Height: 24 Inches
- Color: Green, Yellow
- Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer
- Uses: Culinary