To some it would appear as if farmer Stewart Gow is growing chillies. But instead of these spicy vegetables, they are in fact capsicums; a new variety called Baby Sweet Capsicums. They are grown in red, yellow and orange.
The farm in Amiens is in its second year of producing the fruit, with 100,000 plants for Kalfresh over 4 hectares of land.
“They saw the set-up I had here and saw we had capsicums across the road,” Mr Gow said. "They were already growing these in the winter season in Bowen and knew it was an ongoing thing that was going to take off in Australia. They asked me to be their summer grower.”
According to an article on weeklytimesnow.com.au, Gow was the perfect farmer to work with Kalfresh, having grown capsicums for 30 years, and said there wasn’t much difference in growing the mini capsicums to those of full size, but said the small size made them more labour-intensive.