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Paprika 'Papri Queen'

Capsicum annuum 'Papri Queen'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

30cm

1 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Harvest when fruit turn red. Produces lovely 10-12 cm dark red pods that can be split, dried or ground as is. Protect against intense sun expose especially during hot summers when the fruit is maturing.

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Paprika 'Papri Queen' Overview

The 'Papri Queen' prefers similar conditions to other pepper varieties. Most of the shop-bought ground paprika comes from this popular variety. Warm conditions during growing season are necessary for high yields. In the colder regions where forst is present, peppers grow as annuals. Capsicum annuum peppers can also be grown as ornamental plants. Uses: Culinary

Common problems with Paprika 'Papri Queen'

Aphids, fungus, Sunburn.

Paprika 'Papri Queen' Companion Plants

Peas And Beans and good companions, both of these vegetables fix nitrogen in the soil, cover bare ground to control weeds, and enhance the flavor of peppers. Alliums are good; cultivating onions, chives or leeks around the perimeter of your pepper patch enhances flavor and helps deter aphids and other garden insect pests. Chives are a perennial plant, so planting once will provide flavorful chives year after year. Chives also attract bees and butterflies to the garden. Basil repels aphids, ants, mites, slugs, flies, certain beetles, and a host of other garden pests. Peppers and tomatoes are “good neighbors” as tomatoes help keep the soil free of harmful soil nematodes and ward off beetles. In addition to adding a splash of brilliant color to the garden, marigolds, nasturtiums, and petunias help deter beetles, aphids, whiteflies, squash bugs, and other common garden pests.

How to propagate Paprika 'Papri Queen'

Seed

Sow seeds during spring and summer. Sow 10 - 15 mm deep. Germinate between 10 - 18 days.

Special features of Paprika 'Papri Queen'

Crop rotation

Heavy Feeder

Repels harmful insects

Ingredient in many homemade insecticides!

Other uses of Paprika 'Papri Queen'

Culinary

Edible

Papri Queen is a mild red pepper, good for drying and grinding into Paprika powder.