Pepper

Pepper, Hot – 5 Colour Pepper

$3.50

Screaming hot little peppers turn a rainbow of vibrant colours; from purple, cream, yellow, orange to red as they ripen. Need we say ornamental? Great for containers. Just pick a few any time to liven up your salsa.

4 in stock

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Product Description

Botanical name
Capsicum chinense

Family
Solanacea

Spacing
1 per square foot

Depth
Plant seeds no deeper than 6 mm (¼") deep.

Requirements
Hot hot sun. pH around 6-6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 10-21 days.

Pests
Not affected by many pests or diseases. Can be used to keep pests away from the garden.

Timing
Plant seeds indoors in early March to plant transplants in the garden in late May.

Growing
In our short growing season, peppers need to be started indoors in the early spring. You can purchase seedlings at a garden centre, or start seeds yourself for transplanting. Once your pepper is in the ground, cover the ground with dark river stones to trap the sun's heat and keep the roots warm when the temperature drops at night. Peppers can benefit from regular sprays with kelp fertilizer while they are setting fruit.

Harvest
75 days

Season
Warm, annual

Links
Hot peppers and how to handle them

 

Additional Information

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