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Quick fire chilli

Quickfire chilli

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Called quickfire because the fruits mature so quickly on a sunny windowsill or sheltered balcony! A hot chilli perfect to add heat to your cooking and great gift for a chef. A more compact size than some of our chilli plants they are a great choice when space is limited.
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These quickfire chillies are on of the earliest ripening chillies and as pictured they already have masses of flowers and teeny tiny developing chillies. It won't be long before these young chillies ripen to a fiery red and of course the more you pick, the more chillies will grow in their place.
30cm including 1L bio pot
1 x Quickfire Chilli   + £0.00
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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

These ‘Quickfire’ chilli plants (capsicum annum) love sunlight. A great addition to a sunny windowsill or sheltered patio, these chilli plants will produce a succession of hot chillies throughout the summer.

Your chilli plant will be happiest on a sunny windowsill, in a greenhouse or conservatory. In summer, you can also put your chilli 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.

Whilst chilli plants are in small pots, they will need regular watering. Remove the plant from its basket or pail and water from the top and let the excess drain away. Allow the top of the soil to dry out completely before watering again, particularly during the cold months. Chilli plants are usually treated as annuals, so will in the native climate they will die back after fruiting. However, we have found from experience that it is possible to coax them into a second year by overwintering indoors. You will need to 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.

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.

Some chilli plants overwinter better than others, save some seeds for growing next year, just incase.

Problem solving:

Any problems are usually associated with overwatering. If your 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 re potted in mid-Summer – choose a good general purpose potting compost and a pot that is only slightly larger.

Our plants are grown at our Sussex nursery in a pesticide free environment. In the unlikely event that you find any pests (such as aphids or caterpillars) on your plant use a soft soap to wash off the offending creatures and pick off any damaged leaves to keep the plant tidy.