Mike Barkley wrote:Never grown paprika but grew cayenne every other year in TX. Bell peppers & jalapenos, & salsa peppers every year. They all did very well zero effort. Surprisingly, that was the same zone as you are in. Beautiful plants when they are full of ripening peppers. A little cayenne goes a long ways.
Never had much success with direct seeding peppers & they do need considerable time to mature. The recommendations to start them indoors (or buy transplants) are good. Especially due to your shorter growing season. Having a hard time believing that your summer is as warm or long as Texas summer. Same zone or not. They are slightly harder to grow here in TN, zone 7.
Chili petin is a perennial pepper in places where it can survive winter. Hot beasties & require no care other than don't let them freeze for an excessive length of time.
Your local ag department or university might have relevant local pepper info. Good luck!!!
Marco Banks wrote:So perhaps if you get them growing in a pot, you might be able to bring them in for the winter and put them back out the next year.