Bulgarian Carrot is a great medium heat chilli choice for UK growing as it is a ‘short season’ variety taking 10-14 weeks to fruit. The fruit, up to 10cm long, start off green before tuning yellow and gradually to orange thus both carrot shaped and coloured. The plants are sturdy, about 60cm tall, and can be grown outside. Price for 10 seeds.
SOW: from mid-April to end of May, indoors in a warm soil in trays or modules barely covering the seeds as they need light to germinate.
GROW: when they reach the 2/3 leaf stage they can be planted into a greenhouse or hardened off and put outside in a warm sheltered spot. You can grow them in the soil, in a container or in a grow bag. Bulgarian Carrot is a ‘short season’ variety taking 10-14 weeks to fruit. The plants grow to about 60cm tall.
EAT: these medium chillies (from 2500 Scoville) are lovely fresh. More mature fruits can be much hotter. They will keep up to 3 weeks in a fridge. You can dry them or freeze them.