Yolo Wonder Sweet Pepper - Packet

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Crunchy when raw, meltingly sweet when roasted, the Yolo Wonder sets the standard for a blocky, sweet pepper. Slice for salads, or broil until it collapses into a soft heap for sweet pepper paste, mashed with garlic and spices. Yolo Wonder was first introduced by the Campbell Soup Company to replace heirloom California Wonder. Harvest when green or wait until it turns to a deep ruby red for maximum allure.
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Although modern-day slang would assign a fun meaning to this sweet pepper's name, it's unclear why the heirloom "Yolo" is actually named so. The "Wonder" part makes perfect sense, as this is indeed an impressive pepper that shows off gorgeous, lush green foliage while producing amazingly delicious veggies. It was introduced by the Campbell Soup Company in 1952, and since then has become very popular thanks to its awesome shape and sweet taste. Yolo Wonder sweet pepper plants are very heavy yielders, treating you to quite a harvest of succulent peppers 4-5 inches in diameter. Thick, crisp, and refreshing with tender and tasty flesh, these peppers will grow green at first and then ripen to a rich red. They're perfect in every recipe, raw or cooked, and an ideal stuffed pepper choice, and they only get sweeter as they mature so try them at various stages for a variety of flavors.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.02 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 80 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Capsicum annuum
How To Grow
Start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
2 inches (seeds); 12-18 inches (transplants)
Row Spacing
24-30 inches
Space After Thinning
12-18 inches
Days To Germinate
14-21 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Additional Information
Introduced in 1910
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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