White Bishops Crown Chilli Seeds. The White Bishops Crown (C. Baccatum) is a colour variant of the regular Bishops Crown. It is not only unsual and funky in appearance, but it is also a very eye catching and beautiful white/cream colour. 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 (an even current day). A must in any garden. An absolute pleasure to grow. Smaller plants than its sister plant that yield plenty pods throughout the season. Pods will ripen to a creamy colour. Pods are crunchy and unlike its sister plant have a more clean "baccatum" flavour with citrus undertones. Not fruity like the sister plant. Water them lots to get big mild tasting pods and starve the plants from water and these will yield smaller but much hotter pods! These are an absolute show stopper in the garden or in containers. Less of a sensation in the kitchen - though - sadly (in our humble opinion). They do lend themselves to adding fresh to a salad or salsa. The white accent colour and the crunch are well suited for these applications.
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.|