Name: Ace Pepper – a hybrid bell pepper that is early, highly productive, and especially well suited to northeast gardens.
Type of Plant: Vegetable, sweet pepper plant for full sun gardens. Grow this from seed that’s started sometime between late-February and late-March. Plant the seedlings outside in May.
Why I love this: I remember about 30 years ago when Ace peppers were first introduced I visited Walt, a gardener in upstate New York. He was impressed with this hybrid and now, many years later, so am I! Two years I started some seeds and I was also pleased with the amount of peppers Ace produced. This is a bell pepper with 3 to 4 lobes, and nearly every flower produces a pepper. My plants last year had septoria leaf spot and they nevertheless went on to produce many peppers.
A Word to the Wise: Start pepper seeds early in a warm location. Grow the seedlings either under lights or in the sunniest window you have, and be patient…they don’t grow as quickly as many other veggies. Don’t transplant them to the outdoors until it’s reliably above 50 degrees at night…in other words, wait to put them in the garden until mid to late May!