Capsicums are a versatile vegie and if given the correct conditions will produce fruit for at least 6 months of the year.

They are the perfect summer vegie crop.

Plant into well improved soil that has had compost or soil improver and organic based fertiliser added.

The more effort that goes into improving soil the better the plants will fruit.

The trick is to get them growing quickly and strong early in the season.

Young capsicum plants will start producing fruit almost immediately.

Remove buds if plants are too small to develop large fruit.

This gives them time to develop a strong root system. In warmer areas capsicum will fruit for most of the year.

One of the problems of home grown capsicums is they tend to be thin walled and bitter.

This is caused by stressed plants that haven’t had received enough nutrients.

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