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Zimbabwe Black Chilli in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Capsicum annuum 'Zimbabwe Black'

 

Zimbabwe Black Chilli

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 60cm tall. 'Zimbabwe Black' is a small and slender, fiery hot pepper with attractive edible and ornamental fruits. The fruits ripen from black to red, with shades in between. Shape is roughly conical to tapered.

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plant Features
  • Zimbabwe Black Chilli likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Zimbabwe Black Chilli likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Zimbabwe Black Chilli is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Zimbabwe Black Chilli likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Zimbabwe Black Chilli

Latin name

Capsicum annuum 'Zimbabwe Black'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Zimbabwe Black Chilli likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Zimbabwe Black Chilli is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Zimbabwe Black Chilli likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Zimbabwe Black Chilli likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Zimbabwe Black Chilli is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Capsicum annuum 'Zimbabwe Black'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 60cm tall. 'Zimbabwe Black' is a small and slender, fiery hot pepper with attractive edible and ornamental fruits. The fruits ripen from black to red, with shades in between. Shape is roughly conical to tapered.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown chillies in the greenhouse border when large enough to handle, about 2ft between plants

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in divided trays in early spring under glass in heat. Plant out in greenhouse border when risk of frost is passed.

 
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