Unusual purple-stained foliage and colourful chillies which ripen from dark purple to bright red give Zimbabwe Black a striking appearance. 20,000-30,000SHU rating (SHU - Scoville heat units).
Using a good quality, moist seed compost, sow your seeds in a propagator and cover with 6mm (¼") compost. Place on a windowsill or in a greenhouse at approximately 21-24ºC (70-75ºF) to germinate, usually 5-7 days. Transfer seedlings into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on. Performs well in a large pot on a patio or most productive when grown in a greenhouse. Plant out in a sunny, sheltered position 50cm (20") apart after risk of frost has passed. Support your plants as the fruit develops. Feed regularly with a proprietary fertiliser. Pick fruits when ripened to red. Sowing to Cropping: 22 Weeks.
Sow: February-April; Plant: May-June; Harvest: mid July-October. Spread: 41-50cm; spacing 51-60cm. Suitabel for all soils. Aftercare: Moderate. Hardiness: 0ºC.
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Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
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We want to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
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