Growing advice and tips from Marshalls Seeds
Try this exotic looking vegetable – grow like tomatoes in patio pots close to the house. A definite sun lover, the fruits are both ornamental and tasty. Superb quality fruits will be freely produced from mid summer.
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 18-25C (65-75F), and keep moist.
Growing On / Thinning
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost or singly into small pots. Grow on in a minimum temperature of 15C (60F).
Hardening off / Planting out
Plant into growing bags, large pots or the greenhouse border when the first flowers have opened.
Water regularly and feed with liquid fertiliser as fruits begin to swell.