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Capsicum is a sturdy, compact bush, usually laden with fruit for several months. Green fruits are more “grassy”, while red, yellow and orange fruits have a rich, sweet flavour. Capsicums need warm weather to germinate and grow.Capsicums are the sweet, mild members of the chilli family. Eaten fresh, roasted, barbecued or stir-fried, they lend a unique sweetness to a variety of dishes and are packed with vitamins. Commonly referred to by their colour, capsicums also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Capsicums grow in all climates, from cold temperate to the tropics.

Soil: a soil enriched with compost and decomposed manure. Do not plant in soils that have had eggplants or tomatoes in the previous season.


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