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Week 8 – February 22, 2024

Plant Information

Medusa Ornamental Pepper

  • Medusa Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Medusa 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: None or when needed only

Spacing: 4 - 8" (10 - 20cm)

Height: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Width: 4 - 6" (10 - 15cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Very prolific, with 40 to 50 fruits per plant. Fruit colors range from ivory, yellow and orange to bright red. The entire color range is displayed at once. Naturally dwarf, well-branched plant with dark foliage. Heat tolerant and low maintenance.

Grower Information:

  • Child-safe, non-pungent fruit is colourful and twisted.
  • Naturally dwarf, well-branched plants have dark foliage.
  • A single plant can produce 40 to 50 fruits, displaying the entire colour range at once.
  • Holds fruit well, allowing for great shelf life and long sales period.

Fruit colour: Ivory to yellow to orange to bright red
Plug crop time (weeks): 4-5
Potting to sale (weeks): 7-13 for Autumn finish
Pot size: 4 in./10 cm
Fruit size: 2-2.5 in./5-6 cm
Height: 6-8 in./15-20 cm