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Sweet Pepper 'Astor' F1 HybridCapsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)Bell Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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72% (5 Reviews)

Easy for all to Grow

Gradually change from green to a brilliant yellow

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Height Up to 150cm (59.1in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Half-hardy Annual

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Description
The large, long peppers of this tasty variety gradually change from green to a brilliant yellow flushed with green, and can reach lengths of up to 25cm (10"). Early to set fruit, Pepper 'Astor' produces an abundance of 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 sweet pepper is delicious in salads or sliced lengthways and grilled or barbecued. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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1 packet (8 sweet pepper seeds) (49402)

Sowing

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.

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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.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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