Michael’s Sundew Pepper
Superb, productive fruits. Slightly larger than the rest both the bush and the fruits. Has the classic piquantè pepper flavour. Excellent variety for processing.
Seed count: Approximately 25 seeds
Best planting: August – January
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.
- Height/width of the plant: 70+ cm
- Growth type: This variety is suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space, and has a bush or compact growth habit.
- Ideal germination temperature: 17°C
- Average germination in days: 10+ days
- Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
- Plant type: Tender, Annual
- Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
- Plant/row spacing: 50 cm/50 cm
- Days to harvest: 95 days
- Seed treatment:
Needs bottom heat to germinate – Hot and Extreme Chillies, as well as Brinjals, are real heat lovers, without bottom heat germination can be slow and erratic. Bottom heat is generally applied using a heating pad (obtained from Livingseeds) or an old electric blanket. The seedling trays should be lifted 1-2 cm above the heating pads so as not to overheat the seeds.
Will benefit from bottom heat – As above, but these seeds will germinate without bottom heat. The additional heat stimulates germination, gives even germination and speeds up the process.