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'Napolean Sweet' Peppers
 
Sub-Category: Sweet
 
Description: Sweet heirloom pepper. 2-foot plants bear 8-inch by 4 1/2-inch, green fruit that ripen (and sweeten) to red.
Days To Maturity: 70-90
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014
Totally Tomato - updated in 2011

 
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Ease/Reliability: (2.5 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 08/12/2010 by UpstateJohn - An experienced gardener

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Monroe, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

We started these this year from 2007 seed stock and achieved 100% germination. Can you hear the branches snapping on the Napoleon plants ?? Was on vacation and I lost two of them before staking and tying up the rest of the 3 Napoleons we've grown this year. A luscious Master crop producer! The SeedSaversExchange catalog lists them as "Listed in 1923 by L. L. Olds Seed Company and decribed as: “Possibly the most productive of all the large peppers, bears consistently until frost. Mild as an apple. Fruit about 8" long and 4" in circumference, standing upright until they get so heavy they sometimes droop. Remarkably early for a large fruited pepper.” Good flavor when green, sweeter when red. 70-90 days from transplant. Heat •0•" These are now in our TOP 5 Sweet Pepper choices in the Lake Plains of Lake Ontario!!
 
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Reviewed on 08/15/2009 by ghg - An experienced gardener

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Kitsap, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

First year trying and the results here near Hood Canal Washington [not pepper heaven but I always get a crop] are amazing. Sweet, huge and early, oh and prolific, such great stuffers!
 




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