Start indoor in a warm location from the end of December to February. Move seedlings to a sunny place. Plant the 8-10 weeks old seedlings outside in March or April, being careful to harden them off gradually by exposing them gradually to outdoor conditions.
Flowering season - within summer to frost. Grown for colorful 1 to 2in fruit: black, red, white, yellow, cream. Light requirements: sun to partial shade. Heat and drought tolerant; prefers moist, rich soil; best to keep evenly moist.