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Pepper (Chilli) Apache F1

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Apache is a dwarf bush variety ideal for patio growing, producing masses of small chilli-type fruit. The younger green fruits are milder in flavour but beware as the heat increases as the peppers mature. This pepper when it is most mature measures 70,000-80,000 Scoville Heat Units.

As easy to grow as tomatoes and requiring much of the same treatment. Peppers can be grown outside, so long as they are in a sheltered sunny area, but best results are usually obtained when they are grown in a polytunnel or a glasshouse. Peppers are delicious when used raw in salads but are also very tasty when cooked. They can be stuffed, roasted or added to sauces.

 

 

Product Part Number: 13607

Pack Size: 10 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.75

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When to sow
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WHEN TO SOW

February to April

Where to Sow

Sow seed on the surface of a free draining compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite and place at a temperature 18-21°C until seeds germinate.

What to do next

Prick out seedlings when large enough to handle into 7cm (3in) pots and grow on underglass. Once plants reach 10cm (4in) high transplant into growbags or 25cm (10in) pots and grow on underglass. Feed once a week with tomato fertiliser once first fruits have set.

Harvest

Late July to October

HANDY TIP

Water regularly keeping compost damp not sodden. Once the fruits have begun to swell use a potassium rich feed when watering.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

High in vitamin C and beta carotene (pro-vitamin A).

SCOVILLE HEAT RATING

70,000-80,000
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