Long and pointed with thin skins, very sweet flesh and the benefit of very few seeds. Delicious roasted until skin blackens when it can easily be removed, then dressed with garlic and olive oil.
|How To Grow||
Sow 5mm (¼in) deep in well drained soil or pots. Keep moist and weed free. Keep well watered and fertilise regularly. Pick regularly to encourage further fruit growth. Harvest: 10-16 weeks from sowing.
|When To Plant||Sow Spring to Summer. All year in warm northern areas.|
|When to Sow/Plant||Spring, Summer|
|Soil Type||well cultivated, well drained|
Quinoa stuffed Capsicums
- 4 large capsicums, halved lengthwise, seeded
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium zucchini, trimmed, grated
- 1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/3 cup sultanas
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 2 vine ripened tomatoes, diced
- 75g Greek feta, diced
- ½ cup Kalamata olives, seeded
- 1/4 cup semi dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan forced and line a large baking tray with non stick baking paper.
- Place the quinoa in a saucepan with 2 cups water, bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed and grains are tender. Remove and allow to cool.
- Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, add oil. Cook the onion and zucchini, stirring, until softened. Stir in garlic and cumin, cook for 1 minute more. Remove and allow to cool.
- Place onion mixture, grains, sultanas, pine nuts, parsley, tomato, olives and feta in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Stuff the capsicums with the mixture and place on the prepared tray, cover with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil, bake for a further 15-20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and top is golden
Plant Size Guide
The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show an average sized example. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur. In summer & autumn, plants are often larger or the same size as than the example picture but around winter and spring, they can be a little smaller but still at a size similar to the example. We aim to update the pictures to reflect significant differences.
Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.
Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.
Medium Plants - 17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.
Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.
XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.
Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.
Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.
Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.
Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.
XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.
Plants in Transit
Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.
Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.
Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.