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Week 9 – March 01, 2024

Plant Information

Masquerade Ornamental Pepper

  • Masquerade Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Masquerade 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, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Height: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Width: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Very early variety produces an abundance of showy peppers that mature from purple to yellow to red. Its attractive pointy leaves remain dark green throughout the season.


Grower Information:

  • Tapered fruit in multicolours – appear purple and orange, then mature to red.
  • Good for use in containers and gardens.
  • Best in quarts and 4 to 8-in./10 to 20-cm pots.
NOTE: Fruit is hot.
Fruit colour: Purple and orange to red
Plug crop time (weeks): 4-5
Potting to sale (weeks): 7-12 for Autumn finish
Pot size: 4-8 in./10-20 cm or 3 ppp: 5-8 in./13-20 cm
Fruit size: 0.3 x 1.5 in./1 x 4 cm
Height: 10-12 in./25-30 cm