This variety is high in minerals and vitamins A and C.
Known in tropical America from ancient times.
In southern areas seeds can be started indoors and transplanted as an annual or plant as for tomatoes after last frost, in warmer areas can grow as a perennial.
It likes a sunny position with well drained soil, add lime for near neutral pH. Keep seed moist. Ribbed, flattened fruits have very thick, sweet flesh. Fruit turns intensely red early, and are great for stuffed peppers, in cooking, and in salads.
10 seeds per packet