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Capsicum Sweet Red Balconi F1
Capsicum Sweet Red Balconi F1

Capsicum Sweet Red Balconi F1

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  • An Italian variety of capsicum pepper, with a thick flesh and a mild sweet flavour
  • Best grown in fertile soil in a sunny but sheltered position - perfect for pots & containers.
  • Deliciousl flavour, perfect when eaten raw in salads or in stir fries and fajitas or grilled on the barbeque.
  • An excellent source of vitamins A and C, many times more than from green peppers.
  • Supplied as 6 x plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out. Growing to a height of 1m (3ft) and spread of 50cm (1½ft).

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Item: 370083
6 x Plug Plants - Item: 370083
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'Sweet Red Balconi' is a tasty variety of capsicum pepper that will provide you with generous yields of deliciously sweet, glossy, bright red peppers. An Italian variety of pepper, that have a thick flesh and a mild sweet flavour, perfect for growing in UK gardens, they will be ready to harvest from July until October.

Best grown in full sun, in a sheltered position and in fertile soil, this will help produce the biggest, sweetest peppers that quickly change from green to red. 'Sweet Red Balconi' does well in a greenhouse or indoors in a bright, sunny spot and also makes an impressive container plant on a patio or balcony.

Tasty and packed with vitamins, red peppers are much higher in nutrients than green peppers, particularly vitamins A, C, K and B6 and are incredibly versatile in the kitchen. Perfect added raw to salads or roasted in the oven or added to skewers for barbequing where they have a wonderful, extra-sweet tangy taste if you let them burn a little. They freeze well too, so you can enjoy your home-grown peppers for months after the growing season has ended.

Supplied as 6 x plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out. Growing to a height of 1m (3ft) and spread of 50cm (1½ft).

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Item 370083 supplied as:
Supplied as 6 x Plug Plants, ready to grow on before planting out.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Feed with high Potash feed once first flowers appear and water well, especially when the fruits begin to develop.

Care Information

Planting Your Plugs

  • Unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you can’t do this, they can sit in their mini greenhouse for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • Position in full sun.
  • Feed and water regularly and pick peppers when they're firm and completely red.

Growing Peppers

  • Keep you pepper plants in a frost free place until the chance of frost has passed.
  • Transplant to a larger pot and move to the final growing position in a warm, sunny spot.
  • If planting in the ground, plant 60cm (2ft) apart in well prepared, free draining soil.
  • Add support, such as a bamboo cane to each plant, as they will become heavy as the peppers form.
  • Your peppers will be ready to harvest from July, or when the peppers red all over and firm.
  • Cut the peppers from the plant using secateurs or scissors.

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Fruiting Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
100 cm
50 cm
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