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Lunchbox Peppers

Lunchbox Peppers

Lunchbox Peppers

Lunchbox Peppers

Lunchbox Peppers

Sometimes you just want a little something to snack on. The Lunchbox pepper comes in three color choices: red, orange, and yellow. You can eat these little peppers out of hand, add them to salads, or sauté them to add some colorful flavor to your meal. Peppers grow up to 3 inches long and an inch-and-a-half across.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.5 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 9


  • 18 inches between plants; 24 to 36 inches between rows


  • 1 inch per week


  • start seeds indoors eight weeks before transplanting
  • days to maturity: 60 to green; 80 to red/orange/yellow ripe
  • available in three colors: red, orange, and yellow

Do you grow Lunchbox peppers? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.


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