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Chilli 'Medusa'

Capsicum annuum 'Medusa'

Ornamental chilli (Eng.), Brandrissie (Afr.)

Medusa chillies are a type of sweet, ornamental chilli pepper which grows upright, brightly colored fruit, which is long and thin, producing a "hair of snakes" look that attributed to Medusa in Greek mythology.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest red fruit as needed.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed into trays in late spring, germination needs temeratures of 20 degrees celcius, soak in water before sowing at 1cm depth in well drained medium, germination takes from 3-5 weeks.

Geography

Origin
America, southern North America, northern South America
Natural climate
Warm to Temperate areas

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Solanaceae
Flower colour
Off white
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free.

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