Pepper Candy cane red
AIT84869Regular price €3,49
This unusual pepper variety has a distinctive ornamental appeal with its striking variegated foliage, not to mention a fantastic crop of sweet-flavoured red peppers through the summer months. Sweet Pepper 'Candy Cane Red' produces masses of snack-sized peppers with thin skin and good crisp bite. Grow in pots on a sunny patio or enjoy a harvest season which lasts into autumn by growing in the greenhouse. Enjoy fresh picked in salads, saladwiches and side dishes, or stuff and roast them to make a tasty side dish.
Sow sweet pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space sweet pepper plants at a distance of 45cm (18") apart.