Capsicum annuum 'Purple Venezuelan'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Fruit, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Amanda Darcy, copyright GAP Photos (28517)

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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