PFP Farm Store

SEEDS - Pepper, Doe Hill

Doe Hill Pepper SEEDS: Capsicum annuum

Description: This sweet, mild pepper is a pre-1900 family heirloom from Virginia. Small fruits shaped like mini pumpkins are orange-yellow when ripe. Matures early, and compact plants are very productive.

For eating, seeds in flats indoors in early spring. Transplant outside in late May when ground has warmed. Plant 1.5’ apart in rows 2-3’ apart. Peppers can be eaten green or unripe, but they can also be left to ripen to red, orange, yellow or brown.

For seed saving, start as above. To save seed, a minimum population of 25 plants is required, and they must be planted at least 500’ away from other peppers of the same species. Staking peppers may be required to prevent peppers from rotting. Harvest seeds when fruit is fully mature and let dry completely before storing.

Spacing: 18-24 in Planting date: early June Hardiness: very tender

We are offering these PFP-grown seeds on a sliding scale to make the pricing fair and accessible to all, particularly low income and BIPOC community members who are affected by food apartheid in our city. Please select the highest price you can afford considering your income and assets and limit your purchase to just what you need. 

This fair pricing system allows access to seeds and fresh food to low-income, elderly, disabled, people of color, and neighbors from other marginalized and oppressed groups, recognizing that they have historically been under-resourced and under-represented in access to land and healthy food. By choosing a higher amount you will support our food justice mission, help us remove economic barriers for neighbors, and provide seed education and access.

PFP Seeds are grown as part of our youth programs to teach about and support food sovereignty in Poughkeepsie - increasing community food production and food access. We grow heirloom seeds that can be saved by home gardeners for future seasons so people can grow and share the resources they need to continue feeding themselves and the community.

  • Sale
  • Regular price $5.00