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Bulgarian Carrot Pepper Irish grown

€2,00 EUR

The Bulgarian carrot pepper, aka shipka, is a beautiful pepper with a bright orange skin and a pointy shape looking a bit like a carrot. The Bulgarian pepper texture is a bit crunchier than other chilies and has a fruity flavour making it ideal for adding to dishes, in salsas and chutneys or roasting and pickling. Its heat level is 5000 to 30000 SHU. Certainly the ones we saved seeds from were very hot. We had been looking for varieties of chilli peppers that would do well in cooler regions and the Bulgarian Carrot pepper is one of them. Very productive. 

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C

Germination time in days: 7-14 day

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-90 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile

Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May. Transplant with 90 cm between plants