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Pepper (Sweet) Ariane F1 (RHS Award of Garden Merit)
Ariane produces mid-green young fruits which mature to a wonderful rich orange colour. This variety of pepper has a lovely sweet flavoured crisp flesh which would be ideal raw in a summer salad.
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: 13605
When to sow
When to Sow Ariane Pepper Seeds
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.
Late July to October
Green Peppers are immature fruits, but perfectly edible. They turn bright red and become sweeter as they mature.
High in vitamin C and beta carotene (pro-vitamin A).