This easy to grow, heat loving edible is an extremely productive addition to the garden. After buttercup-yellow flowers bloom and set fruit, graceful stems carry the most beautiful lantern-like pods. These dangling treasures have a glowing quality and add unique character to arrangements. The prolific fruits can be used for salsa and tangy green sauce as well.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 60-80 days
Plant spacing: 18”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 25
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed and soil is thoroughly warmed. A trellis or tomato cage will help contain plants.
Harvest once seed pods have formed. Expect a vase life of 7 days. For cooking, harvest when fruit has filled the husk, and the husk begins to split.
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