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'Frank's' Peppers
 
Sub-Category: Sweet
 
Description: Early sweet pepper. Compact plants bear medium-sized, elongated, bell-shaped fruit that turn red quickly.
Days To Maturity: 56
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Reviewed on 09/08/2014 by Little Minnie - An experienced gardener

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Sherburne, Minnesota, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Really early pointy peppers. Grow up at first. Small plants loaded with nice peppers. Thin walls, sunscald once in a while.
 

Reviewed on 12/22/2009 by YorkerJenny - An intermediate gardener

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Onondaga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

If you are dying to grow red bell peppers and your climate bad as much as mine, then Frank's may be the answer. They are smaller than red bell, and with thinner walls. Taste is very sweet when they turn to red. They are blocky, but much longer instead of being fat like red bell. We had late, very cold nights that some of my pepper plants died, some of them lost their leaves and some of them in great shape, as if nothing happened. Frank's were some of those cold tolerate peppers!!!! They are pretty short plants, but they produce so many peppers, I never seen so many big peppers in 1 plant, they were touching each other. Some of them even rotten on the plants. I think there was not enough air circulation among leaves and peppers. So, I picked some of them green. Peppers turned to red pretty fast. I got the seeds from SandHillPreservation.com
 




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