Common Name: Pepper
Cultivar: 'Purple Venezuelan'
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy
Time to plant seeds: March to May
'Purple Venezuelan' is an attractive and unusual pepper with dark purple foliage and almost black stems. The small, round fruits, which are produced throughout the summer start off a dark greenish-purple. These gradually ripen to bright red contrasting well with the dark-purple foliage. This cultivar is suitable for small glasshouses, conservatories or sunny windowsills. Keep plants at high temperatures - generally, the hotter the temperature the stronger the flavour of the fruits.