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spicy chilli plant - summer

SuperChilli

£19.00 exc delivery

This young pepper plant will produce medium-hot waxy fruit that turn from green to deep red. Great for spicy dishes, and a pleasure to the eye. Keep your plant on a sunny windowsil indoors and it will carry on producing fruit right through the Autumn.

These are a 'Super' productive and 'Super' tasty chilli that will produce fruit from June right into October. Delivered as a strong bushy plant with masses of ripening fruits these are a great beginner variety producing an abundance of hot chillies in a sunny spot.

50cm high in 1L pot

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Looking after your Chilli Plant
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
These chilli plants (capsicum annum) love sunlight. In summer they will be happiest on a sunny windowsill, in a greenhouse or conservatory, or outside on a sheltered patio.
As soon as the autumn frosts arrive they need to be under cover. If you have not got a greenhouse a sunny window sill will be fine.
The natural inclination of these chilli plants, being annuals, is to die back after fruiting. However we have found from experience that it is possible to coax them into a second year if you cut off all the chillies and prune the plant heavily at the end of the season, and then wait patiently for new growth to reappear in the Spring.
Any problems are usually associated with overwatering. If the plant becomes waterlogged its roots need to be allowed to dry out and then a normal watering pattern re-established. If the leaves start to droop and the flowers start to curl you know it is thirsty, so water straight away. Yellow or brown edges to leaves is normally the result of low light levels in the winter but very yellow leaves are a sign that your plant is lacking nutrients so give it a good feed with any general houseplant or tomato feed and remove any discoloured leaves. Your plant will also benefit from being repotted in mid Summer – choose a good general purpose potting compost and a pot that is only slightly larger. Our plants are grown in a pesticide free environment. In the unlikely event that you find any pests (including aphids or caterpillars) on your plant use a soft soap or pest spray to wash off the offending creatures and pick off any damaged leaves to keep the plant tidy.
These peppers are quite hot and are delicious in curries, stir-fries stews and Mexican dishes. Store in a sealed container in the fridge if you can’t use them straight away.

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Chilli Pepper
Capsicum annum 'Apache'
Annual chilli pepper.
Small white flowers
Small spicy green fruit will ripen to a rich red
Will provide an ample harvest with surprisingly little care.
Chilli peppers are native to South and Central America where there is evidence of their consumption as far back as 7500 BC . They were introduced to South Asia in the 1500s and have come to dominate the world spice trade. As well as playing an essential role in South Asian food chillies have entered superstitions and rites, particularly in the south of India. The potency of chillies are firmly believed to have a supernatural element. It is customary to hang a few chillies with a lemon over the threshold of a residence to deter evil. Chillies are also used to ward off the evil eye.
Season: Apr to Dec
Generally with chillis, the smaller the fruit the hotter the taste. These small spicy chillis can be sliced fresh into cooking or left on the plant to sun dry before harvesting and storing in an airtight container.
Further information available at http://davesgarden.com/pf/b/Solanaceae/Capsicum/none/cultivar/180

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