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Week 8 – February 20, 2024

Plant Information

Wicked Ornamental Pepper

  • Wicked Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Wicked 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, Autumn

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 4 - 6" (10 - 15cm)

Height: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Width: 5 - 7" (13 - 18cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Bushy, glossy green leaves and colorful pruple and red fruit in upright clusters at the end of the stems create an outstanding ornamental plant. While the fruit is safe to eat, ornamental peppers are normally grown for their attractive color rather than their flavor. Wicked peppers offer mild heat. Easy-care plant that fruits from summer until autumn.

Grower Information:

  • 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: 4-4.5 in./10-12 cm
Fruit size: 1 x 2.75 in./3 x 7 cm
Height: 6-8 in./15-20 cm