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Chilli Pepper 'Pearls'

A fabulous looking and hugely prolific chilli variety, also known as 'Biquinho'.
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3 seedlings (190713-3)

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
60cm (24in)
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover late February-early March in modules, for planting May-June once plants are 10cm tall and first flowers have appeared. Most peppers do best grown indoors but can be planted outside in a sunny, sheltered spot after the last frosts.

Description

A fabulous looking and hugely prolific variety (also known as ‘Biquinho’). Its fruits have a medium heat, it is an easy plant to look after and makes an ideal summer to winter houseplant. The fruits start off pale green before ripening through peach, to orange and then to red. I’ve been pickling these in sherry for an excellent addition to sauces, soups and gravy.

Care Tips

Grow in a greenhouse, in pots or in the ground. If planting outside leave cloche in place for 2 weeks after planting to allow plants to settle in. Support plants with a cane as they grow and feed regularly .