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Chili pepper 'Garda tricolore'    

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Garda tricolore is a popular variety of Chili pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Garda tricolore'). Garda tricolore is generally thought of as a hybrid variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Lavender purple and   Carmine red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

15 in. plants
red, orange, and purple 2" peppers

Ornamental pepper. The fruits resemble Christmas tree lights.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Garda tricolore normally grows with a erect-like habit with a max height of 1.49 feet (that's 45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Garda tricolore originates from.

Garda tricolore Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Garda tricolore have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Garda tricolore

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Garda tricolore is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Garda tricolore are Zone 4 and Zone 12. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 as Chili pepper is a neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Garda tricolore from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Garda tricolore

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Garda tricolore is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Garda tricolore

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