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Capsicum frutescens

Chilli

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Capsicum frutescens (Chilli). An upright arching perennials and annuals native to the tropics. Medium green leaves are elliptical, tapered and veined. Bears white-yellow flowers and small, long to triangular green, red or orange fruits.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Shrub, Vegetable or Fruit

Origin

Probably native of the Tropics

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds sown under glass in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite may be troublesome.

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