Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)
Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn
Plant Habit: Upright
Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Fertilize: None or when needed only
Spacing: 4 - 6" (10 - 15cm)
Height: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width: 5 - 7" (13 - 18cm)
General Information: Easy-care plants fruit from mid-Spring until Autumn.
Bushy, glossy green leaves and colorful fruit in upright clusters at the end of the stems combine to create an outstanding ornamental plant.
While fruit is safe to eat, ornamental peppers are normally grown for their attractive color and ornamental qualities rather than their flavor, which you may find disappointing. Most people consider them too hot to enjoy anyway. Peppers bred for culinary use produce better fruit for eating.
- Compact plants show extra-large fruit that starts purple and matures to red. These stunning peppers will certainly capture retail attention!
- Determinate variety should be sold at first colour or with a few fruit changing to red.
- Perfect for quart and Mum Pals programs, plus Autumn mixed containers.
NOTE: Fruit has mild heat.
Fruit colour: Purple to red
Plug crop time (weeks): 4-5
Potting to sale (weeks): 7-13 for Autumn finish
Pot size: Quart
Fruit size: 1 x 2.75 in./3 x 7 cm
Height: 6-8 in./15-20 cm