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Week 8 – February 20, 2024

Plant Information

Red Missile Ornamental Pepper

  • Red Missile Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Red Missile Ornamental Pepper - Container
Growing Information:
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Marketing Information:
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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: 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)

Height: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Width: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Tapered cream to orange to bright red fruit on early, compact plant. Heat tolerant and low maintenance. NOTE: Fruit is hot.

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: 4-8 in./10-20 cm or 3 ppp: 6-8 in./15-20 cm
Fruit size: 2 in./5 cm
Height: 10-12 in./25-30 cm