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  • Chilli - Bell

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    (Capsicum baccatum) - Certified Organic Seed - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    Bell chilli grows to 80cm and produces colourful lantern shaped fruit that are green ripening to red. Originating from south America it is also known as Aji Orchid. Provide protection against the frost and this variety can grow as a perennial for 5+ years

    Heat level: 6/10

    Chilli's are relatively pest free.

    How to Grow

    Chilli's are a fast growing annual/short lived perennial depending on the particular variety and your climatic conditions. In warmer climates or using hot houses in cooler climates chillis will grow as short lived perennials meaning you can get 2+ years from a chilli plant. Frost or cold winters will prevent this from happening and you will more then likely need to re-plant each season.

    Chilli's like very fertile well drained soil in a sunny or part shade position. Sow seeds during late winter in a hot house or during spring & summer without a hot house. It's best to sow in pots, cover seed with 3mm of soil then transplant seedlings at 5cm to garden position space 80cm apart.

    Caution handle seeds with care, may cause irritation.

    Sow Spring-Summer

    Sow in pots then transplant to the garden at 5cm tall

    Seed packet contains approx. 30 seeds

    120 days to harvest

    Uses

    Chillis have an array of uses being Ideal for adding heat to cooked foods, sauces and bottling. Bell chilli is a brilliant all rounder - The heat is in the seeds so they can be removed or used also depending on your needs. It has a sweet flavour making it very versatile for a range of different uses.