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CHILLI Fireball

Capsicum annum

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Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet: 25

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A very decorative ball shaped chilli often holding fruit of many colours at one time. The green, red, purple and black fruit and the dark leaves make for an interesting contrast in an ornamental garden. The chillies are edible but be warned they are very hot.

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: Early Spring to Early Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Early 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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