Pepper Chilli Spangles
Pepper Chilli Spangles Twilight. Easy to grow and with a fantastically long cropping season, Chilli Pepper ‘Spangles’ provides summer-long harvest of sweet, mild chillies for multiple culinary dishes. Not only productive but also highly ornamental, this variety provides a four-colour display with masses of neat cone-shaped chillies which emerge purple before gradually changing to white, then orange and finally ripening to bright red. Wonderfully versatile, use these beautiful, mild chillies to add colour and flavour to salads, side dishes, curries or use them to make a delicious sweet chilli sauce.
Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 45cm (18”).
February – April
July – October
How to sow
Sow sweet pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3″) pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space sweet pepper plants at a distance of 45cm (18″) apart.
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