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CAPSICUM Sweet Banana

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Capsicum annum

Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet: 25

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A sweet and tasty variety that is excellent for home gardeners. The yellow banana shaped fruits turn orange then bright red when ripe. Sweet Banana is more vigorous and produces higher yield than the bell pepper types. Great for frying, pickling and salads.

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.


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