Varieties of C. annuum with yellow fruits, and of C. minimum with crimson fruits are grown for decorative purposes. The seeds are sown in heat in February or March, and soon germinate. The seedlings are potted up singly and grown on in genial warmth, and when large enough are transferred to larger pots. Once established they like plenty of light and air, and form bushy plants, 1-1 ft. high, laden with shining fruits, which last a long time in perfection.