Organic Collage | Between the Lines Sweet Pepper
A kaleidoscope of green, orange, plum and crimson, Collage (fondly called Between the Lines) peppers are a crunchy sweet snack, abundant underneath gorgeous foliage variegated with swirls of violet and cream. Dozens of fruit line their beautiful branches, ripening from lemon-lime stripes through a rainbow of purple and orange. Between the Lines is bright clementine as a fully ripe pepper, crunchy and delightfully flavorful at every stage.
We laughed with Michael Mazourek as we made selections in his fields at Cornell many years ago, and what joy to share some of that delicious diversity and joy with you! We are humbled to remember and uplift untold generations of brilliant indigenous humxns co-adapting with peppers across time immemorial here on Turtle Island, as well. We ‘save’ these seeds to share with you and we hope you will, too! As well as (y)our great-great-great grandchildren ~
Tunde Wey reminds us, ‘the last thing, at the end of the day, that food should be talking about is itself.’
Together, Friends, let’s read & eat Between the Lines. Of course, she’s sweet and crunchy, early and abundant, incredibly gorgeous both in foliage, flower and fruit…
At Fruition, we sow peppers in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost, early April for us here in Zone 5, germinating them on heat mats with ease. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.
…and so ready to tell us so much more, if only we might listen.
Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,
& the whole Fruition Crew