Capsicum annuum

The 1cm x 4cm long, edible fruit of this highly attractive, compact plant mature from a yellow-green shade through orange to a bold red. Samba, with its long slender fruit and lush green foliage is the perfect feature plant for garden beds, borders and pots. It is also suitable for short-term indoor display. Picking fruit regularly may help to prolong the harvest period.

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  • Growing Tip: Plant in well-drained soil. Use a control release, general purpose fertiliser. If growing in containers use a quality potting mix. Do not allow pot to dry out fully. Prune as needed. Tolerates light frosts.
  • Position: Full sun
  • Height / Spacing: 20cm approx, 15-20cm apart.
  • Lifespan: Annual
  • Harvest: Pick fruit often to prolong harvest.
  • Uses: Add mature fruit to Mediterranean or Asian-style dishes, or use as a colourful garnish. Wash hands carefully after handling fruit.
  • Planting Time: Spring, Summer
  • Range: Tasty Bite Chillies 150mm

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