CAPSICUM Gypsy F1 - 10 Seeds
**These are Hybrid seeds and as such not suitable for seed savings – seeds are be treated to disinfect them from seed-borne or soil-borne pathogenic organisms and storage insects. **
Capsicum Gypsy F1 produces Hungarian type extremely sweet and tapered fruit which has lemony yellow thick walls. It matures early in about 68 days and a prolific producer. This variety is widely adapted to any climate.
The fruits have a delicious taste and are 8-10 cm in length by 5-8 cm in wide. The plants are 50 cm tall and are resistant to the Tobacco Mosaic Virus. This variety performs well in both hot and cool regions.
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 a seedling heat pad or electric propagator. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Choose a well-drained sunny position and transplant 45cm apart when the 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 colour 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.
These seeds are treated with a fungicide (Thiram), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. The seeds are strictly for propagation or growing in the garden only. The resultant crop is edible.
Fungicide treatment is an AQIS (Biosecurity, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Government of Australia) requirement for certain seeds varieties. If your packet has been treated, it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour.
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