Capsicum Annuum Salsa Variety (Peppers) available for £1.79 at Lidl from Thursday 2nd October
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Capsicum Annuum Salsa Variety (Peppers) available for £1.79 at Lidl from Thursday 2nd October

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Found 29th Sep 2014
Capsicum Annuum Salsa Variety
£1.79 Each
Capsicum annuum salsa variety available in orange, yellow or red
Height (cm): 25 - 28
Pot size Ø (cm): 10.5
Keep soil moist
Full Sun
Indoor

7 Comments

hope they turn out as lovely as the picture posted:-)

I'd be wary of eating them. They are edible but some growers treat these as ornamental and use systemic pesticides on them that may be excessively above the legal maximum for a consumable product. Only eat a plant if the label says you can, even if you know for certain it's an edible plant.

Update the pictures show a non-edible logo on the pots. Be very wary of eating these, at least for several months until any pesticides have reduced (also, don't eat any fruit already formed at time of purchase).

GothBoy

I'd be wary of eating them. They are edible but some growers treat these … I'd be wary of eating them. They are edible but some growers treat these as ornamental and use systemic pesticides on them that may be excessively above the legal maximum for a consumable product. Only eat a plant if the label says you can, even if you know for certain it's an edible plant.

Agreed, I would be wary of eating anything that is sold more as an ornamental plant. I plant my own peppers from seeds (rather than throw seeds away) and even though the plants do very well, I never have so many ripe fruits with uniform shape and size at the same time on any individual plant
Edited by: "bigdaf1" 1st Oct 2014

I am a professional chilli farmer and we often train our dwarf varieties to flower together. We cut early flowers off or leave ripe fruit until most have grown thus having uniform colour. We may use organic pesticides aswell as encouraging natural predators to keep pests at bay. Most chilli plants are called ornamental these days but are edible ornamentals. You can spray plants with water and detergent or just thoroughly wash fruit before consuming.

And don't forget that the photos will be best ones. Most instore will look less desirable.
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