Organic Pepper: Tequilla Sunrise. Capsicum annuum.
A small pepper with firm crisp flesh and a sweet fruity flavour. Growing to around 10cms long and ripening from green to a golden orangey colour.
This is a variety is carefully maintained through conservation breeding. It is grown, selected and replicated for its positive characteristics to bring you the purest possible seed. Continual care in this way – ie. grown every year, ensures the plants you grow are adapted to the most recent changing climatic conditions. This means the seed you save from your plants are from a strong variety and up to date climatically.
This species has been awarded ‘old variety’ status by ProSpeciesRara. ProSpeciesRara are a not-for-profit Swiss organisation dedicated to the preservation of the genetic diversity of plants and animals.
How to grow:
Sow seeds in modules from early March to end of May, on heat 18-21C, preferably in a propagator with a lid. Once the first true leaves appear you can pot up into 8cm pots, keep on open heat if you have it and plant out into the greenhouse/polytunnel once it’s warmed up. They like a soil temperature of 21 to 29C. Water and liquid feed as necessary from below. Grows to about 70cms tall in a bushy habit. Harvest period from July to end of October depending on where you house them.
Aphids can be controlled inside by bringing in ladybirds when you notice a few. Red spider mites like it dry so keep the moisture levels up.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Great raw in salads or cooked in many dishes. Fabulous in a stir fry in delicious taste and adding a slpash of colour.
Originally from south America where they have been grown for 1,000s of years. Imported into Spain in 1493 they have been embraced in Europe and the world over.
Avg contents: 20 seeds.