Nasturtium Blue Pepe.

Nasturtium Blue Pepe.

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Nasturtium Blue Pepe is a unique European variety bred specifically for culinary use. The name is derived from its wonderful steel-blue leaves with purplish undersides. The flowers themselves are also edible and their bright-red hue makes an attractive addition to salads, as well as being perfect for garnishing stir fries. The leaves have a slightly peppery taste, reminiscent of watercress. The flavour becomes spicier when the flowers are grown in sunnier, hotter weather. The flowers are less intensely flavoured than the leaves but they add a dramatic, colourful zing to any recipe. Nasturtiums were first cultivated in Perù and were introduced to Europe by the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century.

LATIN NAME 
Tropaeolum majus

NAME 
Nasturtium

VARIETY 
Blue Pepe

QUANTITY 
10 seeds

PLANT SIZE 
Height 20 cm 
Width 20 cm

CONTAINER SIZE 
Height 20 cm 
Width 20 cm

COMPANION PLANT 
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, radishes, cucumbers, salads.

SOWING 
Indoor Feb-Apr 
Outdoor Apr-June

TIMING 
Germination 7-15 days 
Harvesting 50-70 days

SPACING 
When sowing 3-5 cm; Depth 2 cm 
When thinning 5-10 cm

GROWING 
Sunligth Full sun to partial shade. 
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil. 
Watering Regular, allow to dry out. 
Feeding Addition of fertilizer is not necessary.

CARING 
Expert tip Do not fertilise because this will promote leaf growth and suppress flowering. Dead-heading or picking the flowers will prolong blooming.

SUPPORTING 
Pollinators
Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. 
Pests
Repels aphids, bugs and rabbits.

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