Capsicum Alma Paprika Seeds
Capsicum Alma Paprika Vegetable Seeds
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Capsicum Alma Paprika Vegetable Seeds

$3.99$19.99
$3.19$15.99

  • Suitable for container growing.
  • Grind fruit to make paprika.
  • Hungarian heirloom variety.
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Capsicum ‘Alma Paprika’

Botanical name: Capsicum annuum

  • Heat and drought tolerant.
  • Good disease resistance.
  • Highly productive.

Alma Paprika is a Hungarian heirloom capsicum variety that looks like a persimmon. This thick-fleshed, round capsicum starts off creamy white, then turns orange before finally turning shiny red. It is traditionally used by Hungarians to make paprika, an important spice used in goulash. It is versatile in the kitchen, for eating fresh in salads, grilled, stuffed, or made into relish.

Alma paprika peppers are generally considered to be very mild, typically ranging from 0 to 500 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). They are primarily used for their sweet flavor rather than their spiciness. However, individual peppers can vary in their heat level, so it’s always a good idea to taste a small piece to gauge its spiciness before using them in dishes.

Growing Instructions

Plant Type: Warm season, frost-tender annual

Plant Height: 50 cm

Sow When:

  • Temperate: Early spring – inside with extra heat; outside after frost danger has passed (Spring)
  • Subtropical: All year but avoid January – February
  • Tropical: All year but avoid January – February

Germination:

  • Depth: 6 mm deep
  • Sow Where: Into seedling pots, transplant when soil is warm

Soil Type: 

  • Fertile well-drained soil
  • pH 5.5 – 7

Position:

  • Full exposure to sun.
  • Choose a position that is protected from high winds.
  • Summer thunderstorms cause more damage to this variety than disease or pests.

Support: Support the plant with staking, or a trellis, to protect the limbs from breaking, particularly in heavy rain.

Rows: 45 – 90 cm apart

Spacing: 40 – 50 cm between plants, stake

Details: 

  • Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers
  • Keep moisture constant

Harvest: 70 – 80 days: pick early fruit green to encourage fruiting; in fruit fly areas, the fruit should be protected by bagging.

Climate zones:

In Australia, the climate zones suitable for growing Alma Paprika peppers would generally be regions with a warm to hot climate, such as zones classified as subtropical (climate zone 2) and tropical (climate zone 1). Specific zones will vary depending on factors such as local temperature ranges, rainfall patterns, and length of growing season. Areas with mild winters and long, warm summers are typically ideal for growing capsicum like Alma Paprika.

For cooler regions, start capsicums indoors and plant outside when the risk of frost has passed and the plant is at an advanced seedling stage. For good fruit development, the optimum night time temperatures are 15– 17°C and day temperatures 24–30°C.

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Additional information

Weight N/A
Size

Packet, 1 gram, 5 grams

Product Specifications

  • Non-GMO.
  • No chemical treated.
  • Open pollinated, heirloom variety.
  • Botanical name: Capsicum annuum.
  • Seeds per gram: Approx 150.
  • We do not ship to Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.

Pest and Diseases

  • Alma Paprika Capsicums tend to have good resistance to common pepper diseases such as bacterial spot (BLS), tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV).
  • Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids.
  • Insect control: Pyrethrin or plant covers.
  • Ensure a regular watering schedule (do not overwater) and plant in well-drained soil to help reduce likelihood of Phythium Root Rot.