(Capsicum annuum) Offered in 1935 by Joseph Harris & Co. of Coldwater, New York, who reported, “If you want a large hot pepper, you should try the new Hot Portugal. The best hot pepper we know.” Sturdy upright plants produce very heavy yields early in the growing season. Glossy vivid red elongated fruits grow 6" or longer. 65-75 days from transplant. MEDIUM HOT.
8 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.