Week 18 – May 06, 2021

Plant Information

Red Missile Ornamental Pepper

  • Red Missile Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Red Missile Ornamental Pepper - Container
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Marketing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Late Summer, Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)

Height: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Width: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Unique fruit colors and shapes makes this a perfect plant for landscapes, gifts and mixed combinations.

Grower Information:

  • Compact plants are good for containers and gardens.
NOTE: Fruit is hot.
Fruit colour: Cream to orange to bright red
Plug crop time (weeks): 4-5
Potting to sale (weeks): 7-11 for Autumn finish
Pot size: Quart, 4-8 in./10-20 cm
Fruit size: 2 in./5 cm
Height: 10-12 in./25-30 cm