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Week 8 – February 20, 2024

Plant Information

Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper

  • Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper - Container
  • Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper - Landscape

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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: 13 - 15" (33 - 38cm)

Height: 9 - 10" (23 - 25cm)

Width: 13 - 14" (33 - 36cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Blunt-nosed peppers start as greenish-yellow, change to orange and mature to dark red. Plant produces “non-pungent” fruit.

Grower Information:

  • Child-safe, non-pungent fruit – ideal for indoor and outdoor use in public and residential areas.
  • F1 vigour makes it excellent for containers and gardens.
  • Overal plant size is about 30% larger than Medusa, with similar crop time.

Fruit colour: Yellow-green to orange to dark red
Plug crop time (weeks): 4 to 5 weeks
Potting to sale (weeks): 7 to 13 for Autumn finish
Pot size: 4-6 in./10-15 cm
Fruit size: 2-2.5 in./5-6 cm
Height: 9-10 in/23-25 cm

'Chilly Chili'