Seeds - Pepper (Sweet), Biquinho Sunset (Red) Sweet (with a touch of heat) OG (F)



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Description: When the growers at Fruition met the glossy gems of Biquinho (bee-KEE-nyo) pepper, they were instantly over the moon! So fun, so abundant, and just *so* delicious, Biquinho resists the binary of ‘hot’ pepper vs ‘sweet,’ bringing a wave of floral, tropical fruit flavours with a touch of something that’s not quite spice and certainly delectable. Though kissing cousins of the hottest peppers on the planet, Biquinho barely registers on the Scoville Scale, making each bite a delightful immersion into citrusy-sweetness with depth well beyond the bell pepper. Though mostly a sweet pepper, a tinge of heat arrives with the sweetness, dissipating as quickly as it arrives. Beloved in their native Brazil and Peru, Biquinho translates to ‘Little Beak’ where they are savoured both fresh as well as pickled.

Pack Size: 20 seeds

Latin Name: Capsicum chinense
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 65 - 70 days green / 78 - 90 days red
Exposure: Full sun
Height: up to 60 cm (24 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 14 days at 21 - 25° C.
Sowing: Sow a minimum of 10 - 12 weeks before the planting out date. Bottom heat improves germination rates and times. If growing indoors under lights, sow anytime. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from the first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Planting depth: Lightly covered.
Planting in the garden: Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm (on average between June 1-7, in southern MB).
Space: 12” to 24” apart.
Container planting: Minimum 6” container per plant.

Growing in Containers: Well-suited to larger pots (minimum 6-8 inches).

Fertilizing (Containers): Feed with an organic veggie fertilizer throughout the season.

Watering (Containers): Water evenly - very important!

Growing in Mixed Planters: Well-suited for larger mixed planters. Think square-foot gardening!

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. Application of Sea Magic© Kelp is beneficial.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water during periods of drought.

Suitability for Indoors: Well-suited for indoors, provided a sunny location.

Exposure: Full sun or grow lights.

What about Grow Lights? T5 or 26 - 54w CFL full spectrum lights are ideal

General Indoor Care: Bring potted plants indoors in late summer before night temperatures cool off. Or start fresh seeds indoors in late summer or fall.

Indoor Container Suggestions: Minimum 6" pot with drainage holes.

Winter Fertilizing: Fertilize monthly through winter with an organic plant food

Winter Watering: Water deeply when the soil feels dry to the touch.

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