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    Capsicum annuum - Certified Organic Seed - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    Peperone Capsicum came to us from a grower who could no longer source seeds in Australia for it - We were immediately impressed with its vigor and the amount of peppers it produced. The fruit is long, thin and crinkly in appearance with the aroma of a chilli but usually no heat when eaten. They store well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and can be harvested green to red.

    Grows to 60cm high, best in a full sun well drained fertile position.

    Pests may include caterpillars and fruit fly. Use Vege Net for good protection against these pests. You can also use pyrethrum and natrasoap against caterpillars.

    How to Grow

    Sow seeds into pots, cover seed with 3mm of soil. Keep pots in a very warm position until germinated which can take up to 4 weeks. Transplant seedlings at 5-10cm to the garden in a very fertile position rich in manure and good drainage. Full sun is preferred. Space plants 40cm apart. Capsicums are heavy feeders and side dressings of fertiliser will help them to continue producing over a long period.

    Sow Spring-Summer

    Sow into pots then transplant to garden at 5-10cm high

    Seed packet contains 20 seeds

    165 seeds/gram.

    120 days to harvest

    Uses

    Use fresh, baked or cooked in various dishes. Stuffed capsicums are one of our favourites - Lookup recipes online or simply combine the following in a fry pan: Steamed rice, your favorite vegetables, some cured meat, a little fetta, chilli and small amount of tomato paste. Cook for 5-10 minutes in the fry pan then stuff this mixture into a hollowed out capsicum and bake for approximately 15min. You will love it! 

    If you have a glut, capsicum also freezes incredibly well for future use.