CAPSICUM Purple Beauty - 10 HEIRLOOM Seeds
There’s more to capsicums than greens, oranges, yellows, and reds. Meet the Capsicum Purple Beauty - a capsicum that turns from green to deep purple to deep red when mature and packs in extra sweetness. Its looks make the Purple Beauty a lovely and unique capsicum for summer gardening.
Served raw in salads they maintain their purple color, but cooking these peppers magically turns their color to a vibrant green.
Capsicum Purple beauty grow on compact productive plants. It is crisper than other bull nose varieties. Any variety of sweet capsicum can be harvested as a green capsicum, or left on the plant to fully ripen, becoming sweeter in the process. One or two plants will fit easily in any garden, and probably find its way into every dish! And yes, they are loaded with vitamins A, C, K, and B6.
Sow & Care Instructions
Sow seeds indoors in seed flats - Start 8-10 weeks before last frost date in your area, 5-6mm deep with soil temperatures 21-26 ºC – you may need to use bottom heat pad or electric propagator. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Choose a well-drained sunny position and transplant 45cm apart when danger of frost has passed and when soil is 20 degrees.
Pick first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other capsicums on the plant. Leave some on to mature, to color and sweeten up.
Tips: Plant in fertile, well composted soil, mulch and provide adequate water. It helps to use row cover early in the season giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the southern states including Sydney (applicable for Australia). Side dress when flowers begin to form. It is a great companion plant for basil. Warmth is essential for good fruit set. Pick fruit regularly to prolong cropping.
Propagation note will be supplied with the seed packet for your convenience.
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