A Burpee introduction in 1979 Long Keeper is a must for winter storage. Staying fresh for 6 â€“ 12 weeks or more, it provides fruits for fresh use during the autumn and into the winter. The skin of these fruits is a golden orange-red when ripe. Store fruits at 18-20C making sure that none touch each other
Sow from February onwards in pots. Will need heat to germinate. Plant out in greenhouse from May onwards or outdoors after hardening off in June. Do not allow the plants to get too cold as they will develop a purple tint and growth will slow down.