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Cape Gooseberry   Capsicum
Cape Gooseberry UT
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.
SC110 (approx. 100 seeds per pkt.)

Cape Gooseberry plants are available seasonally.
Growing Capsicum
Capsicum annuum
Capsicums are warm season, frost tender annuals to 60 - 90 cm tall; generally staking them is a good idea. Seeds germinate best at 20 - 30C 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 - 21 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 'Alma Paprika' UT
Looking for all the world like a persimmon, this thick-fleshed, round capsicum is very sweet and a tiny bit spicy. The fruit starts off creamy-white,then turn orange before finally turning shiny red. It is traditionally used by Hungarians to make paprika, an important spice used in goulash. It is versatile in the kitchen, for eating fresh in salads, grilled, stuffed or made into relish. The plants will grow to 1 metre. Days to harvest: 70 - 80.
SC503 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Antohi Romanian' H UT
A Romanian heirloom capsicum that is extremely prolific with an early harvest, so great for cooler areas, it does well in hot, humid areas too. The fruit starts off a pale lemon yellow, turns a pretty orange and ripens to red. The thick flesh and sweet flavour are enhanced by cooking. The fruit is smooth and tapered and held on upright plants with strong branches. Days to harvest: 78.
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Capsicum 'California Wonder' H UT
'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.
SC583 (approx. 35 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Chinese Giant' H UT
'Chinese Giant' truly lives up to its name, producing the largest capsicums we have ever grown, 15 cm long by 10 cm wide. The large bell-shaped fruit ripen from green to ruby red. An open-pollinated heirloom variety from the USA, listed in 1902, that is very productive, disease-resistant and does well even in cooler climates. It is excellent for stuffing, salads and roasting. Days to harvest: 75.
SC148 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
Capsicum 'Chocolate Beauty' UT
'Chocolate Beauty' ripen with a rich, deep, chocolate-brown skin. Fruit is smooth, four-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: 85
SC403 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
Capsicum 'Corno di Toro' H UT
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.
SC409 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
Capsicum 'Emerald Giant' H UT
Syn. 'Green Giant'
'Emerald Giant' was introduced in 1963 in the USA. It produces heavy yields of big, thick-walled and very sweet fruit. Fruit is a 3 to 4 lobed large bell-shape to 11 x 9 cm in size. The plants are tall, reaching a metre, sturdy and vigorous. The deep green fruit turn red when fully ripe but flavour is best at the green stage. It is good eaten fresh in salads or stuffed. Days to harvest: 78.
SC648 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
Capsicum 'Golden Calwonder' UT
'Golden Calwonder' is an heirloom grown since the 1920's. It is a very sweet, 4-lobed bell capsicum 9.5 cm long by 8.8 cm wide. The fleshy fruit ripens from a bright green to golden yellow. The sturdy, upright plants are very productive and early cropping, so do well even in cooler climates. Days to harvest: 72 - 78.
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Capsicum 'Horizon' H UT
A truly beautiful capsicum that ripens with a glowing bright orange skin. The fruit is thick-walled, large, four-lobed with a sweet, fruity flavour. Good yields are produced on 60 - 90 cm sturdy, compact plants. Days to harvest: 75.
SC160 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
Capsicum 'Hungarian Sweet Paprika' H UT
Syn. Hungarian Stuffing Pepper
'Hungarian Sweet Paprika' is an heirloom variety of a type introduced by the Turks to Hungary in the 16th century. It is a prolific yielder of fleshy fruit up to 15 cm long that tapers from 5 cm wide to a blunt tip. The waxy skin turns from pale green to red when fully mature. The flavour is mild and sweet and becomes more complex as it ripens. Use it in salads, roasted, fried or pickled. It is one of the ingredients used to make paprika spice. It is early-maturing and very suitable for areas with a short growing season. Days to harvest: 58 - 75.
SC639 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
Capsicum 'Jimmy Nardello' H UT
A hardy and delicious heirloom capsicum originally from Italy, it looks chilli hot but instead is the sweetest capsicum we have tasted. The fruit can be picked green or ripened to a rich red. The fruit is long and thin-skinned and has a rich flavour. The bushes are prolific and it grows well in most areas. Worth trying in cooler areas where common bell capsicums fail. This variety has been placed in 'The Ark of Taste' by the Slow Food organisation. Days to harvest: 80 - 90.
SC111 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Macedonian Yellow' H UT
Syn. 'Pepperoncini Golden Greek'
A Macedonian heirloom that is quite rare in Australia. The bushes grow to 1.2 m and are very productive. The crisp, thin-walled, yellow fruit ripens to orange and has an excellent flavour. It is similar in appearance to 'Sweet Banana' but is mildly spicy. The tapered fruit grow 8 cm long and 2.5 cm wide at the top. This capsicum is a good choice for stir fries, salads or preserves. In Macedonia it is commonly pickled. It is suitable for both cooler and more tropical areas. Days to harvest: 75.
SC419 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Marconi Golden' UT
Syn. 'Golden Treasure'
'Marconi Golden' is a prolific Italian heirloom variety that has a fruity, sweet flavour with a medium thick flesh. Fruit is large, long and slender, 6 cm wide by 15 - 22 cm long. It ripens from light green to shiny, golden yellow. Excellent eaten fresh in salads, salsa, fried or stuffed. Days to harvest: 80 - 90.
SC112 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
Capsicum 'Marconi Red' UT
'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.
SC474 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Peperoni Lombardo' H UT
Syn. Peperone Lombardo, Peperoncini Lombardo, Italian Pickling Pepper.
'Peperoni Lombardo' is often listed as a chilli but it is so mild it is best described as a capsicum. This Italian heirloom is traditionally used in its green stage for pickling or preserving in oil. The fruit is 15 cm long and skinny, 2 to 3 cm wide, tapering to a point. It changes colour from a pale green to a bright shiny red. It has a sweet, mild taste and can be used in salads or stirfries. The bushes grow to 80 cm tall and are highly productive. Rumours abound that an occasional spicy hot fruit will develop but so far we haven't come across this. Days to harvest: 90.
SC295 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Perennial' H UT
'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.
SC384 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Sweet Banana' H UT
'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.
SC425 (approx. 25 seeds per pkt.)
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Capsicum 'Yolo Wonder' H UT
'Yolo Wonder' is a heirloom variety introduced in 1952. It is a heavy yielder of large, thick-skinned fruit that turns from dark green to bright red when mature, with a mild sweet flavour. The fruit is big, four lobed blocky, 9-10 cm wide by 10-11 cm long. It is has dense foliage that protects the fruit from sunburn.
SC637 (approx. 35 seeds per pkt.)
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At Green Harvest we are passionate about open-pollinated, heirloom seed as we believe it is a resource belonging to all people, not a product to be exploited by a few. Open-pollinated vegetable seeds are genetically diverse treasures that have been passed on from generation to generation of gardeners. We invite you to contact us if you would like to help us preserve open-pollinated seed varieties in Australia. More information on seed saving...
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