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Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub 1m
Seed per packet: 25
An early large fruiting chilli variety which produces 13 cm long conical fruits which mature from green through to pale yellow and finely ripen to red. Generally eaten from the yellow as a mild pepper as they get hotter as they age. 60 days for yellow fruit, 80 days for red fruit.
Scoville heat units 5,000-15,000
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: Early Spring to Early Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Early 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.