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Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: 25
Big Red produces heavy yields capsicums of 10 cm long by 7.5 cm wide sweet fruit on small to medium sized bushy plants. The thick walled fruit turn from dark green too red when mature.
This very sweet variety has more vitamin C than an orange and is excellent for salads, stuffing, or baking.
Good container variety.
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.
Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.
Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer
Cold: Spring to Summer
Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.