Corbaci Pepper - Turkish Heirloom
Corbaci is a rare heirloom pepper from Turkey with long slender peppers that grow in spirals. It looks like it's hot but is sweet and has a rich flavor. The curly twisty 10" peppers are great for roasting, grilling and pickling.
Peppers grow long and straight or curl around each other in spirals. The plants only grow about 15" tall and are amazingly productive. Get ready for a big harvest.
Peppers start out light green, then yellow to orange to bright red. They can be harvested at any stage. Very showy at farmers markets. They grow as well in zone 5 as they do in Texas. 65-70 days
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.