Tropaeolum majus

Family: Tropaeolaceae

Characteristics: Trailing climbing annual 1 m

Seeds per packet: 12

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Blue Pepe is a unique variety of Nasturtium from Europe originally bred for culinary use with small round leaves which are steel blue on top and purplish undersides and vivid dark red flowers.

The young leaves a have peppery onion flavour and the flowers a sweet taste which can both be added to salads.

Adaptable to most and conditions, prefers well-drained moist soil but also tolerates nutritionally poor soil.

Adaptable to most garden soils in an open sunny position.

Tropical: Late Summer to Early Spring
Temperate: Spring to Early Autumn
Cold: Spring to Early Autumn

Sow: 12mm deep
For best results sow direct in growing position
Germination: 14-21 days
Plant space: 20-30cm
Flowering: 10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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