Pepper, Hot – Red Rocket

$3.48

Red 5″ long chili peppers. Prolific plants. Peppers dry easily for winter use. Very hot.

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Description

Botanical Name

Capsicum annum

Family
Solanacea

Spacing
1 per square foot

Depth
Plant seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep.

Requirements
Hot hot sun. pH around 6-6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 7-10 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 spring and transplant outdoors when it’s above 10°C (50°F)

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
85 days from transplant

Season
Warm, annual

Links
How to harvest peppers and eggplants