Bolivian Rainbow Seeds - Capsicum Annuum - Beautiful & Hot
Quantity: 10 Seeds
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Scovilles: 10,000 - 30,000
Bolivian Rainbow is an excellent variety of capsicum annuum. These compact plants are both productive and ornamental. At any given time, you may see peppers of five different colours; purple, cream, yellow, orange, and then finally red. The pods are mild in heat; roughly the same as a cayenne or tabasco. They taste crisp, tangy, and a little bit sweet. Bolivian Rainbow grows to be about 2.5 feet tall, and equally wide. Under ideal growing conditions, these plants can yield over a couple hundred pods in the first season. The pods taste great when dried and ground into a powder, but they also make a delicious addition to pickling recipes or fermented hot sauces.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
It's best to start pepper seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 2-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. These peppers grow very well in pots or containers; I recommend 5 gallon pots of larger. Peppers do best when grown in full sun.