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Physalis edulis syn. P. peruviana
A short-lived perennial to 1m, producing a large quantity of sweet, juicy, marble-sized golden yellow fruit. Eat fresh or as jam. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for temperate and subtropical areas.
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Capsicums are warm season, frost tender annuals to 60 - 90 cm tall; generally staking them is a good idea. Seeds germinate best at 20 - 30°C soil temperature. Sowing at too low a temperature will cause delayed or failed germination.
In Temperate Areas: sow in early spring - either inside with extra bottom heat by using a bottom heat propagator; behind a sunny window or on top of a hot water system; if sowing outside wait until all frost danger has passed and the soil is warm. Generally if starting capsicum inside then sow seed 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. By sowing early there will be time for a good crop to be produced before the first frost in winter
In Subtropical Areas: sow March - October in frost-free areas; wait for spring in areas that receive frost
In Tropical Areas: all year but avoid January – February above 32˚C can affect fruit set
Soil Type: fertile, well drained, garden loam with a pH of 5.5 - 7.0; prepare the soil by adding compost. If stakes are required then put them at the same time as transplanting takes place to avoid later root disturbance. Providing support to keep fruit clear of the ground helps keep fruit clean and prevents slug and snail damage.
Germination period: 10 - 14 days (longer if the soil is cool); liquid feed the seedlings once germinated
Planting depth: 6 mm deep
Position: full sun
Sow Where: into seedling pots to reduce transplant shock; transplant when the soil is warm
Plant Spacing: 40 - 50 cm between plants; 60 - 90 cm apart between rows
Details: keep well fertilised and watered; avoid high nitrogen fertilisers as these will promote leaf growth at the expense of fruit. In fruit fly areas the fruit should be protected by bagging
Harvest: 16 – 20 weeks: pick early fruit green to encourage fruiting
Capsicum 'Bell Colour Mix' H
'Bell Colour Mix' is a special blend of several different kinds of sweet bell capsicum in colours of white, orange, red, yellow and purple. Fruit has a sweet flavour and crunchy texture. Capsicums are nutritious, high in Vitamin C and ideal for stuffing and salads. Days to harvest: 70.
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Capsicum 'California Wonder' H
'California Wonder' is a heavy producer of bell-shaped sweet capsicums; the fruit is thick-walled with a crisp, mild flavour. The fruit can be picked green or red. It is nutritious, high in Vitamin C and ideal for stuffing and salads. Days to harvest: 75.
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Capsicum 'Chocolate Beauty'
'Chocolate Beauty' ripen with a rich, deep, chocolate-brown skin. Fruit is smooth, 4-lobed, thick walled, 10 cm by 8.5 cm. It is very productive, disease resistant and does well even in cooler climates. Fruit is excellent for salads, stuffing, or cooking. A must for the gourmet gardener. Days to harvest: 74
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Capsicum 'Corno di Toro' H
Syn. 'Bull's Horn'
An Italian heirloom sweet capsicum that produces curved, tapering fruits, 15 - 25 cm long, with a great, fruity flavour. When ripe they turn a stunning red or yellow. It is an excellent producer even in cool areas and easy to grow. Days to harvest: 72 - 85.
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'Cubanelle' is a European heirloom variety that has a mild sweet flavour with 2 to 3 lobes and thick walls. Fruit is tapered, 5 cm wide by 12.5 cm long. It ripens from a waxy yellowish-green to shades of orange and red but best flavour is when young. Popular as a frying pepper in Spanish, Italian and Slavic dishes. Also good eaten fresh in salads or stuffed. Days to harvest: 65 - 80.
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Capsicum 'Golden Calwonder'
'Golden Calwonder' is a very sweet, 4-lobed bell capsicum. The fleshy fruit ripens from medium green to golden yellow. The sturdy, upright plants are very productive. Days to harvest: 68 - 78.
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Capsicum 'Keystone Giant'
'Keystone Giant' is an heirloom; a heavy producer of large, to 12 cm long, blocky sweet capsicums. Fruit is thick-walled, 4-lobed with a sweet flavour and crunchy texture. The fruit can be picked green or red. It is nutritious, high in Vitamin C and ideal for stuffing and salads. Days to harvest: 78.
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Capsicum 'Marconi Red'
'Marconi Red' syn. 'Marconi Rosso' is a prolific Italian heirloom variety that has a mild sweet flavour with a medium thick flesh. Fruit is large, long and slender, 6 cm wide by 17 cm long. It ripens from green to red. Excellent eaten fresh in salads, salsa, fried or stuffed. Days to harvest: 70 - 80.
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Capsicum 'Perennial' H
'Perennial' is a tall, hardy, productive, bush capsicum that can live up to 5 years in the tropics. The fruit are 3 cm by 8 cm long and taper to a blunt point, ripening from green to red. It is resistant to wilt and can also be used as rootstock for grafting other capsicum varieties. Days to harvest: 70.
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Capsicum 'Purple Beauty' H
'Purple Beauty'; is a beautiful bell capsicum that holds at purple for quite a while before ripening to purple-red. Fruit is 4-lobed, thick walled and a blocky 7.5 cm. Crisp texture and sweet flavour is ideal in salads, where skin colour is set off by the lime green interior. Highly productive and disease resistant. A must for the gourmet gardener. Days to harvest: 55 days purple; 75 days deep red.
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Capsicum 'Sunbright Yellow Bell'
'Sunbright Yellow Bell' is a California Wonder type bell capsicum that turns from green to canary yellow. Fruit is large, sweet and fleshy. Colourful and delicious for use in salads and stuffed. The sturdy, upright plants have glossy, deep-green leaves and bear large crops. Days to harvest: 75.
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Capsicum 'Sweet Banana' H
'Sweet Banana' is an heirloom variety suitable for both cooler and tropical areas. It is very productive and crops early. Mild, yellow peppers turn brilliant red when fully ripe. Fruit is tapered, 17cm long, 3.5 cm wide. It looks like a chilli but is definitely not hot at all. This capsicum is a good for stir fries, salads or preserves. Days to harvest: 72.
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Capsicum 'Sweet Chocolate'
'Sweet Chocolate' is named for the fruit that ripen to a rich, glossy chocolate brown. The fruit is sweet with a hint of spiciness. The thick walls are brick red on the inside. It is very productive and disease resistant and does well even in cooler climates. Days to harvest: 58.
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Capsicum 'Sweet Paprika'
'Sweet Paprika' is both the name of a sweet red capsicum and of the spice made from the dried fruit. The plants are high yielding, hardy and vigorous. The fruit are narrow cones 12 cm long by 3 cm wide; it can be used fresh or dried. The dried spice is dark red and traditionally used to add colour and flavour to dishes. Days to harvest: 90 days for ripe fruit; 120 - 150 days to dry as a spice.
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Capsicum 'Topepo Rosso' H
'Syn. 'Topepo Red' or 'Christmas Pepper'; is a prolific Italian heirloom pimento variety. Versatile and delicious, it is juicy with a peppery sweet flavour. Fruit is round, 5 cm wide and long with thick flesh. It ripens from green to deep red. Traditionally pickled, it is excellent for stuffing or eating fresh in salads. Plants are sturdy and heavy and early bearing. Days to harvest: 55 days for green fruit; 70 days for red fruit.
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Capsicum 'Yellow Corno di Toro' H
Syn. Bull's Horn. An Italian heirloom sweet capsicum that produces curved, tapering fruits, 15 - 25 cm long, with a great, fruity flavour. When ripe they turn a stunning yellow. It is an excellent producer even in cool areas and easy to grow. Days to harvest: 72 - 85.
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