Pepper (Chilli) Basket Of Fire

Item Number: 13623
  • Description
  • RHS Award

    Basket of Fire is a prolific compact plant ideal for patio growing that is dripping with small hot fruit making it ideal for containers, and making it look very much like its name. The fruits mature in colour from deep purple through to cream and orange to bright red and has a good tolerance to cold weather. This chilli has a Scoville Heat Unit rating of about 80,000.

    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.

     

     

  • Pack size: 10 Seeds
  • Qty

    £ 2.50


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 15-25cm (6-10in) pots or hanging baskets and grow on a sunny patio . Feed once a week with tomato fertiliser once first fruits have set.

MATURITY

Late July to October

HANDY TIP

Move containers and baskets outside to a patio once all risk of frost has passed. In autumn move back undercover to ripen any remaining fruits.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

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

SCOVILLE HEAT RATING

80,000

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