CAPSICUM Topepo Rosso
Stock: 288 Available
Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: 25
An Italian heirloom variety producing short compact plants that bear good yields of tasty blood red 5 cm (2") fruits with thick flesh; ripens from green to red. The flesh is thick and crisp and delicious fresh or cooked. Harvest green after 50 days and 70 days for red.
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.
Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.
Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer
Cold: Spring to Summer
Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.