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Chili pepper 'Bulgarian Carrot'

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Bulgarian Carrot is a popular variety of Chili pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Bulgarian Carrot'). Bulgarian Carrot is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety.

Very heavy-yielding, open-pollinated heirloom variety.

Bulgarian Carrot grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Bulgarian Carrot normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Bulgaria is believed to be where Bulgarian Carrot originates from.

Bulgarian Carrot 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 Bulgarian Carrot have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Bulgarian Carrot

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Bulgarian Carrot is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. 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 Bulgarian Carrot 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.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Bulgarian Carrot about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Bulgarian Carrot

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Bulgarian Carrot is a tender plant.

Harvesting Bulgarian Carrot

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Bulgarian Carrot'


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