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Capsicum annuum 'Purple Venezuelan'

Pepper

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Flower colour

White

Feature

Fruit, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Purple Venezuelan' is an attractive and unusual pepper with dark purple foliage and almost black stems. The small, round fruits, which are produced throughout the summer start off a dark greenish-purple. These gradually ripen to bright red contrasting well with the dark-purple foliage. This cultivar is suitable for small glasshouses, conservatories or sunny windowsills. Keep plants at high temperatures - generally, the hotter the temperature the stronger the flavour of the fruits.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Capsicum

Species: annuum

Cultivar: Purple Venezuelan

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Fruit, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 40cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


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