Capsicum 'Chinese Giant'
Huge sweet bells of emerald ripening to ruby. Listed in 1902 by Burpee's Seed Co. Harvest in 16 weeks from transplant, 1.3kg/plant.
The capsicum family have a greater demand for heat than tomatoes, so in cooler areas start your capsicums indoors so that they can be planted outside as advanced seedlings after the risk of frost has passed. Choose a warm, sunny spot and cultivate it deeply adding dolomite to supply the capsicums need for calcium and magnesium. Regular harvesting improves the productivity and vigour of the plant. Pick the fruit using secateurs to avoid damaging the plant and wear gloves when harvesting chillies!