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Sweet Chocolate Pepper

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Capsicum annuum



We first obtained the seeds for this very tasty, medium sized dark red/brown bell pepper from the wonderful Real Seeds Co. and we have been growing it on and off for around 10 years. It was originally developed by the late Prof. Meader who focused his life work on developing varieties that grow in cooler climates. Like all peppers grown in the UK, it would do better in a greenhouse or conservatory, and will need a long growing season with lots of sun.

Sow: from mid-February to early April indoors in pots or seed trays of seed compost.

Requirements: well draining soil, and full sun.

Harvesting: late summer/early autumn. when fruit turns chocolate-coloured, it is ready.


Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case.

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.