Pot size for Rocoto/Manzano's
It is mid/late summer here in New Zealand and I have had the following results from my Manzano Amarillo's. The seeds were sown in early September.
1. The plant potted into a 25 litre container outside in a sheltered spot is about 80 cm high and 60 cm wide, bushy with many flowers.
2. The plant in a 12 litre pot in a windy situation is smaller, 60 cm high by 30cm with quite a few flowers AND several fruitlets up to 3 cm long!
3. The plant in a 24 litre bag in my greenhouse is similar to the outside one in the large pot, but not as bushy.
4. The plant in a 9 litre bucket in my greenhouse is 90 cm x 50 cm is gangly and pale green (N deficient)? BUT it has two fruitlets about 1 cm.
Should we be growing this variety in small pots (at least for the first year)? Does this apply to other varieties?
I would be interested to hear what others have experienced.