Goliath Sweet Pepper Seeds
Goliath Sweet Peppers SP104-10
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Goliath Sweet Pepper Seeds

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SKU SP104-10
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
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71 days. Capsicum annuum. (F1) Goliath Sweet Pepper. This early maturing plant produces good yields of huge 7" long by 4" wide sweet bell peppers. Peppers are very flavorful and turn from green to red when mature. One of the World’s Largest Sweet Peppers. This variety has more vitamin C than an orange. Excellent for salads, stuffing, and cooking. Suitable for home garden and market growers.

Lot No: 102

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 11/23

Seeds Per Pound: 64,000

Plant Height: 24 to 36” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Sweet peppers
Capsicum annuum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4" 75 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36 - 48" 24"60 - 90 days
Sweet Pepper Seed Planting Information:

Sweet peppers can be grown anywhere as long as you have 4 months without frost. You can also grow sweet peppers in containers. Sweet Pepper seeds are sensitive to temperature and moisture. Do not soak the seeds in any type of solution or water before planting, as this may damage the seeds and they may rot and may not germinate. Plant your seeds indoors between January and March, or 5 to 7 weeks before setting outside in garden. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. When plant is 12" or taller, transplant them outdoors. Only plant peppers outdoors on a cloudy day, just prior to getting rain. Plant when soil is warm, at least 2 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 F. Please read the Tips on Growing Hot Peppers as Sweet peppers and hot peppers are grown in relatively the same manner. Plants can grow 3 to 4 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest sweet peppers when they are green or fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.

Sweet Peppers
Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 75 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Soil Temperature: Above 70 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: ¼“

Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days

Plant Spacing: 24”

Row Spacing: 36 to 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 60 to 90 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11

Note: The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor germination results. Warning: Do not use peat pots, plugs, or potting soil for growing sweet peppers from seeds as the soil may become too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease, fungus, and poor germination results. Do not use covers or lids as lack of air and condensation moisture will cause poor germination results, disease, and fungus.

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

by on April 4, 2014

Goliath is a good name for these. They are huge. I tested 8 different varieties of bell pepper seeds from the US and Europe. These were the biggest without looking like they were some mutant from a nuclear experiment. Most are 4 lobes, 6-9 inches long by 3.5 – 4.5 inches wide, Thick walls and great flavor, green or red. Germination rate is nearly 100%. Do not plant more than 1/4 “ deep. Plant in warm soil. Cool soil retards germination. Plant in trays and or in a controlled environment to manage water, temperature and pests. Seeds should be up in 5-7 days. Harden off seedlings if transplanting from indoors to outdoors. My experience was 75 days from directly sown seeds in the ground to first harvest. Feed with a balanced fertilizer with micro nutrients and more nitrogen to start. When flowers appear take off the first and second nodes of flowers to allow plant to become stronger. Switch the fertilizer to balanced with more Phosphorus. Pepper plants are self pollinating. Start pruning many side shoots and suckers to make room for larger fruits. Once fruiting begins switch fertilizer to include more Potassium for production. I can’t imagine trying to grow these as a bush. You will need to support these plants with cages or trellises or they WILL break and make sure the fruits are hanging free so they don’t get deformed. I grew these pruned to only 2 stems, trellised on strings wrapped around the stems. As mentioned these fruits are huge. The largest one we weighed thus far was 13.2 ounces and the average was 9+ oz. At the time of writing they are over 7 feet tall and still growing like weeds with flowers /fruits at every node spaced 5-7 inches apart. So make sure you have plenty of room.

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