Description – The King of Sweet Peppers! Plants produce large 18cm long and 13cm wide (approx.) attractive blocky fruits that ripen from green to bright red. Best started early, plants enjoy heat and humidity and are best grown under glass or on a sunny windowsill. Ideal for stuffing.
Sowing – Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag and keep at 25°C (77°F) until after germination which usually takes up to 14 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Reduce temperature and maintain at 15°C (59°F).
Growing – FOR INDOOR CROPS: Plant 2 plants per growbag or individually into 20cm (8in) pots or 2 litre pot. For optimum results grow under glass. FOR OUTDOOR CROPS: Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting one plant per 20cm (8in) or 2 litre pot, or a larger container on the patio. Grow in a greenhouse or on a windowsill or plant outside in a sunny spot from early June.
Harvest – July to November