Capsicum Ozark Giant

$3.99

  • Capsicum annuum
  • Seed Packets contains approx 10 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated, Organically Grown

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Capsicum Ozark Giant

Capsicum Ozark Giant is a colossal bell pepper that can reach 20 cm long and are as sweet as can be, especially when they are left to turn bright red. The most productive large open pollinated capsicum I have grown to date. Plants are sturdy but provide strong support for the plants as they can be weighed down by the abundance of heavy fruit.

Peppers turn from dark green to bright red when mature. This is an old Ozark variety with great flavour and impressive size. My plants grew to around 60cm tall.

Thanks to Sue Meese for gifting me the seed. Delighted to have come across this variety.

Sow – Start on a heat mat or indoors in August, plant out after risk of frost and soils warmed (early to mid November in a cool climate). Can start earlier if planting in a hot house. Lay black plastic on ground and plant into an X cut-out if planting outside. They need consistent soil warmth in Tasmania.

Cool Climate: AUG– NOV (Heat mat)

Temperate: AUG – JAN

Sub – Tropical: JUL – APR

Tropical: ALL YEAR

Arid: AUG – JAN

Spacing – 50-70cm.

The name pepper was given by Europeans when Christopher Columbus brought the plant back to Europe. At that time, black pepper (peppercorns), from the unrelated plant Piper nigrum originating from India, was a highly prized condiment.

The name pepper was applied in Europe to all known spices with a hot and pungent taste and was therefore extended to genus Capsicum when it was introduced from the Americas.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 30 C (around 10 to 20 days to germination, longer at lower temps)

 

 

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