Chilli Pepper De Cayenne - 60 Seeds - 11590

Lots of small red fruits with just enough bite to heat and spice up stews, salads and stir fries.

£2.40

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Description

Lots of small red fruits with just enough bite to heat and spice up stews, salads and stir fries.

Peppers are a vital part of the cooking for so many dishes.  Best crops will be achieved in a greenhouse, but smaller, later crops can be produced when grown in a sunny sheltered location outdoors.  Some dwarf varieties are ideal for growing in pots on the patio.

Sowing:

For greenhouse crops, sow thinly indoors, February-April, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days.

Transplant to individual pots when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions.

Plant out May-June, to large pots, growing bags or into warm, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border. For outdoor crops: delay indoor sowing until March or April. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 40cm (16″) apart, when frosts are over.

Choose a warm, sunny, sheltered spot. Outdoor crops will be smaller and later than those in a greenhouse.

Harvest: July-October.

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