An improved open-pollinated heirloom variety of the Cal Wonder large blocky bell. This variety produces a four-lobed, thick-walled fruit that is mild and sweet and great for stuffing. Ever-bearing, upright plant produces fruits up to 4 1/2 inches long by 4 inches wide. Like most peppers, the fruit starts green and will ripen to red if left on to grow on longer. The “TMR” stands for Tabacco Mosaic Virus Resistant.
SOWING AND GROWING: Sow seed in 20-row or shallow flats, 4 seeds/in., 1/4″ deep, in late March or about 8 weeks prior to transplanting. If possible, maintain soil temperatures at 80-90°F (27-32°C). Pepper seeds germinate very slowly in cooler soil. When the first true leaves appear, transplant seedlings into 2″ cell-type containers or 4″ pots. Transplant out when seedlings have buds, but no open flowers. Set plants 12-18″ apart in rows 24-36″ apart, 18″ between plants. Water-in transplants using a high phosphorus solution.