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Sweet Pepper 'Black Knight' F1 Hybrid

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group), Bell Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

The large, long peppers of this tasty variety gradually change from green to an attractive glossy purple-black, and can reach lengths of up to 25cm (10"). Early to set fruit, Pepper 'Black Knight' produces heavy crops throughout summer if grown in the greenhouse, or a slightly later crop if grown in a sheltered, sunny spot outdoors. Sweet and crisp, this unusual sweet pepper is delicious in salads or sliced lengthways and grilled or barbecued. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (8 sweet pepper seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.99

Sow sweet pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space sweet pepper plants at a distance of 45cm (18") apart.

Water sweet pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season and feed weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser once the first fruits have set. Taller varieties of sweet peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest peppers singly by cutting them from the plant with secateurs. Peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. A little hotter than expected

    By Adam Herrick 24-08-2016

    I grew several plants from the "Tasty Mix" seed pack which includes the Black Knight peppers. I harvested the first of them recently and - thinking they were sweet (i.e. not hot) peppers - put them into an ordinary Mediterranean dish. It was quite a surprise - albeit a pleasant one, once we got used to the idea - to find that they were actually rather hot. I'm not entirely certain whether this is down to my misunderstanding what a "0" on the T&M heat scale means, whether I've simply had a mixup with some other chilli seeds that produce strikingly simillar fruit (unlikely as I've only grown Cayenne and Paper Lantern this year) or whether perhaps the hybrid isn't quite as stable as T&M hoped! Still - a very pleasant pepper which has grown well, albeit not quite what I was expecting.

    Faye
    25-08-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn they were hotter than you expected and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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