Sweet Pepper - Doux tres long des Landes
This is an exceptionally long and slender tapering sweet peppers, which is fast to mature and suitable to use when green or red. They are best in a greenhouse but can crop outdoors, and can also be picked when red and dried for later use.
For greenhouse crops, sow indoors from February to April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow thinly, 0.5cm deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Transplant to individual pots when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Plant out from May to June, to large pots, growing bags or into warm, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border. For outdoor crops delay indoor sowing until March or April. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, before planting out 40cm apart, when frosts are over. Choose a warm, sunny, sheltered spot. Outdoor crops will be smaller and later than those grown in a greenhouse. Harvest from July to October.