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Week 8 – February 22, 2024

Plant Information

Blaze Ornamental Pepper

  • Blaze Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Blaze Ornamental Pepper - Container
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Common Name: Annual Ornamental Pepper, Potted Plant

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 4 - 6" (10 - 15cm)

Height: 4 - 8" (10 - 20cm)

Width: 4 - 8" (10 - 20cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: This easy-care plant fruits from mid-spring until fall. Features bushy, glossy green leaves with yellow peppers that mature to red. Ornamental pepper plants are normally grown for their attractive color and ornamental qualities. While fruit is safe to eat, this medium-heat pepper may be considered too hot to enjoy. Use as an annual garden plant or in pots to enjoy on sunny decks and patios. Can also be grown indoors as an attractive, colorful houseplant.

Grower Information:

  • Distinctive, large fruit starts yellow and matures to red.
  • Compact determinate variety should be sold at first colour or with a few fruit changing to red – these eye-catching Autumn tones are sure to sell fast!
  • Perfect for quart and Mum Pals programs, plus Autumn mixed containers.
NOTE: Fruit has medium heat.
Fruit colour: Yellow to red
Plug crop time (weeks): 4-5
Potting to sale (weeks): 7-13 for Autumn finish
Pot size: 4-4.5 in./10-12 cm
Fruit size: 0.75 x 2.25 in./2-6 cm
Height: 4-8 in./10-20 cm