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Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: 15
A stunning ornamental variety with dark purple foliage and green undersides of the leaves with purple venations. The flowers are a mix of creamy white in the centre and dark purple on the outer edge. The bullet shaped 2 cm long wide pods are very dark purple black before ripening to red. A hot 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: 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.