4260 - Shepherd. 65 days. (green > red-brown > red) This Italian Sweet pepper is our most productive and versatile variety. Produces an early yield of high quality, defect-free fruits. Flesh is thick and juicy and is good fresh, fried or pickled. Heavy foliage cover protects fruit from sunscald. Three to four lobed fruits average 3" wide at the shoulder and 5-7" long. Fruit set is concentrated at the base of the plant.