The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Capsicum annuum. Introduced in 1952 by the Campbell Soup Company, ‘Yolo Wonder’ is an open-pollinated improvement on the ‘California Wonder’ heirloom. ‘Yolo Wonder’ gives big, consistent-shaped fruit and is resisistant to tobacco mosaic virus. Good leaf coverage prevents sun scald. This variety turns from green to red, adding sweetness along the way.
Easy to Grow
Well-drained, rich soils with a pH ~6.5. Be sure to plant with plenty of compost and fertilizer.
Days to Maturity
75 from transplant
Additional instructions: Peppers are adventitious rooters. If one to three leaves are pruned off and the plants transplanted deeply, roots will arise from the buried nodes, fostering better anchorage and greater root mass for foraging. Peppers (especially sweet varieties) need high nitrogen levels to establish the plant size and leaf canopy needed to protect fruit from sunburn, so fertilize well.
Harvesting instructions: Harvesting should be done with clippers to leave a 1/4”–1/2” stem and to minimize physical damage to the plant. A stem serves as a physical buffer between the fruit and the environment which will retard the entry of fungi and bacteria, thus prolonging storage life.