North QLD, NT, SA and country VIC customers please use express post for live plant orders - We don't send seeds or plants to WA sorry.

0

Your Cart is Empty

Vegetable Seeds
  • Herb Seeds
  • Greenpatch Membership

  • Greenpatch Membership Promotion

    Join Today

  • Flower Seeds
  • Bring Bees to Your Garden

  • Autumn Winter Bee Mix Seeds
  • Other Seeds
  • New Seed Lines

  • Fiesta Chilli Seed
  • Herbs & Edible Plants
  • View Clearance Plants

  • Chilli - Fiesta

    Quantity:

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

    Fiesta chilli is our absolute favourite variety. It fruits for the longest period, produces the most chillies, the heat level is perfect with a wonderful flavour, it's ornamental and grows as a perennial!! Fiesta is a vigerous grower to 1m wide and 60cm tall. The highly ornamental fruit grow to 9cm long, changing from cream/purple when young then orange then fully ripe when red. Fruit can be eaten at all stages. Ideal to plant in pots or garden. Grows as a perennial in warmer climates and will handle mild frosts.

    Heat Level: 5/10

    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 70cm apart.

    Caution handle seeds with care, may cause irritation.

    Sow Spring-Summer

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

    Seed packet contains approx. 25 seeds

    120 days to harvest

    Uses

    Use fiesta fresh, cooked, dried etc It is very versatile and has a lovely flavour with a medium heat level. Chillis have an array of uses being Ideal for adding heat to cooked foods, sauces and bottling.