Bishops Crown Chilli Seeds. The Bishops Crown (C. Baccatum) is in my opinion one of the funkiest looking chillies. This variety is best known as Bishops Crown, but does come by a plathora of different names. It is pretty much found grown around the globe and names can vary according to region. Napelese Bell, Balloon Pepper, Aji Flor, Campane, Christmas Belle, Joker's Hat, Bishop's Hat... and many more. It is not only beautiful in appearance, but it is also one of the best tasting fleshy chillies, with a really pleasant burn. The name Bishops Crown is derived from their unusual shape that looks like the hats Bishops and Cardinals used to wear in the medieval days. A must in any garden. Definitely one of our favourites. An absolute pleasure to grow. Large plants that yield plenty pods throughout the season. Water them lots to get big mild tasting pods and starve the plants from water and these will yield smaller but much hotter pods!
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While we endeavour to grow plants in seclusion, cross polination may still be a factor. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.
|Start:||Start Indoors: July - August (About 8 weeks before the last frost) Plant Outdoors: First weeks of October (Weather Permitting - night time temperatures have to be over 10ºC)|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, well drained soil.|
|Sunlight:||Generally Full Sun. The more the better. Seedlings should be introduced to sun gradually in early spring and protected with 40% shade netting (if possible). Some of the Wild chilli varieties perefer dappled sunlight.|
|Days to harvest:||Generally between 65 - 100 days from planting. This can vary depending on variety and on given growing conditions and weather. Insect or plant (hail) damage may also slow plant growth.|
|Spacing:||Plant 45 - 60cm apart and raise roots above ground level in raised beds or rows.|