Tequila plug plant

£2.75

An unusual sweet pepper distinguished by fruit with a lilac purple skin.

Description

Tequila
Capsicum annuum

Hybrid. An early maturing sweet pepper that produces blocky, thick-fleshed fruit measuring about 8 x 10 to 12cm. Valuable for adding colour to salads, the young fruit have a beautiful lilac skin surrounding a delicate ivory flesh. As they ripen, the colour changes to neon shades of yellow and orange before finally turning a deep red.

The medium-sized plants can be grown in the ground as well as in pots 7.5 to 10 litres in size. They will need support to say upright, especially as the weight of the developing fruit increases.

 

Additional information

Heat level

A sweet pepper (so fruit have no heat whatsoever).

Species

Capsicum annuum

Fruit characteristics

Large bell peppers. The fruit start a beautiful rich lilac colour, which is only skin deep as the flesh inside is a contrasting ivory. As they ripen up they go through a range of colours eventually becoming a bright red when fully ripe.

Plant characteristics

Plants do best in the ground with a deep, free draining soil, or in pots 7.5 litres or larger. Plants are compact, upright plant that need to be supported.