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Capsicum Tovarii Seeds - Rare, Wild, and Flavourful

Capsicum Tovarii Seeds - Rare, Wild, and Flavourful

Quantity: 10 Seeds
Species: Capsicum Tovarii
Scovilles: 30,000

Capsicum Tovarii is one of the most ancient and original varieties of capsicum, and is native to Peru. This hardy, and disease resistant wild pepper variety is known for both its beauty, profuse flowering habit, and flavourful fruits. The abundant tiny round fruits start off green, and then later mature to red; they have a good heat, and a very nice flavour. The plants can grow to over 6 feet, so pruning is recommended if you're gardening in limited space; a support is recommended too. Capsicum Tovarii, although sometimes difficult to germinate, is well worth the effort. It's relatively self fertile, but more than one plant is recommended to grow lots of fruits. The golden-green bell shaped flowers are among the most beautiful of all the capsicums. This variety can easily be overwintered in a greenhouse, and will produce significantly more fruits in subsequent years.

All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

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  • Growing Instructions

    Capsicum Tovarii is slow growing to begin with, so it’s best to start the 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 greatly aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 4-8 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 are perfectly suited for growing in pots or containers; I recommend using a 5 gallon pot or larger. These peppers do best when grown in full sun, but require good airflow to produce well. If you have the space for it, these peppers make excellent house plants.

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