How to grow capsicum

How to grow capsicum

Details   Small bushy plant about 40cm high The seeds are reluctant to start germinating if temperatures drop at night. These are best sown in small trays in a warm, sheltered place: a small greenhouse if possible. Then plant out when about 10 - 12cm tall.
Capsicums are frost tender and need warmth to ripen the fruit to the brilliant reds and yellows of commercial ones. They can be used green but are not as sweet.
There are a number of colours available, chocolate, black, yellow, orange as well as red. They all start off green and change as they ripen.

Harvest in 70-90 days
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Best planted at soil temperatures between 18°C and 35°C.
Space plants: 100-150cm

Capsicum, peppers and chilli

Capsicums are rich in essential vitamins, particularly vitamin C, and are a low-calorie addition to a healthy diet. Growing them at home allows you to enjoy a fresh and pesticide-free supply, fostering a connection between the garden and your plate.

Capsicum plants are generally compact and well-suited for both outdoor gardens and container gardening, making them accessible to various gardening spaces. Moreover, their versatility in the kitchen ensures they can be enjoyed raw in salads, stuffed, grilled, or incorporated into a variety of dishes.

By cultivating capsicum in your home garden, you not only elevate the nutritional content of your meals but also relish the satisfaction of growing a colourful, nutritious, and flavourful addition to your culinary palette.

Capsicum - Botinecka Zuta - 8RW

Details   This heirloom sweet variety originates from the Balkan region, a Hungarian cheese-type. Medium-late heavy producer of yellow fruit. This is a yellow capsicum is used for paprika and stuffing, can be fully ripened to a deeper orange/red colour. The pods grow to a size of 50mm long by 60mm wide, the plant grows to a height of 60cm.
Botanical name   Capsicum annuum
Contains at least   30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   2019
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Storage Info   Seed long term stored in freezer
Price per packet   $4.50

Capsicum - Czech Beauty - 11NS

Details   Purple flowers, Purple fruit ripen red. Thumb-sized, they are big on flavour.Sow indoors in early Spring. I now germinate my frost-sensitive species on a purpose-built compost heap, in our glass house. (Capsicums require soil to be 15C. to germinate.) I grow the resulting plants outdoors once the frost danger has diminished. Czech Beauty is a reliable performer, in our Scargill climate, where growing-season temperatures can fluctuate widely.
Botanical name   Capsicum Annuum
Grower name   Nev&Sue Sinclair
Contains at least   30 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW

Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW

Details   A Hungarian sweet bell pepper that turns from yellow to red when ripe,ideal for stuffing.
Botanical name   Capsicum annuum
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Contains at least   20 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
Capsicum - Sweet Orange - 240CMK

Capsicum - Sweet Orange - 240CMK

Details  
Yellow and Orange peppers tastes a little less sweet than red peppers, crunchy and juicy, grow from medium to large in size. Plant grows to approximately one meter in height, they are part of the night shade family.
Botanical name   Capsicum Annuum
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2023
Contains at least   40 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
Pepper - Bolivian Rainbow - 193CMK

Pepper - Bolivian Rainbow - 193CMK

Details   Bolivian Rainbow fruit are cone-shaped 25mm long and range in colours from purple, yellow, orange to deep red as they mature. A hot pepper of 30,000-50,000 Scoville Units.
Grower name   Carla Mc Knight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Contains at least   15
Price per packet   $4.50
pepper - Trinidad Moruga Scorpion - 171RW

pepper - Trinidad Moruga Scorpion - 171RW

Details   Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is regarded as the third hottest pepper in the world at 1.2 million Scoville heat units. A small fruit that comes in red and yellow.
Botanical name   capsicum chinense
Contains at least   10
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2022
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $4.50
Pepper, Wild Fire - 206SS

Pepper, Wild Fire - 206SS

Details   Wild Fire Chili is a hot chili that is a very heavy producer, the chilies have a medium thick, dark green flesh that ripens to a bright red. A bushy upright plant that loves warm sunny positions. Can be planted in patio tubs or into the garden/greenhouse.  A basket of Wildfire Chilies are hot! rated 80,000 on the Scoville scale.
Propagation: Sow Wild Fire Chili seeds from September to October in seed raising mix, transplant out (undercover) in October to November, seeds should germinate in 14-21 days.

Botanical name   capsicum annuum
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50