Week 8 – February 22, 2020

Plant Information

Hot Pops Purple Ornamental Pepper

Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 5 - 7" (13 - 18cm)

Height: 4 - 5" (10 - 13cm)

Width: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Colorful, little, round fruits are so attractive in their own right that they are grown just for show. Fruit is edible, but not palatable. Shows multiple colours on the same plant.

Grower Information:

  • Pump up your Autumn pot plant sales with an unusual fruit form and multicolours!
  • Small, round peppers show multiple colours simultaneously to make a high-impact display for outdoor and indoor decorating.
  • Compact, heavily branched plants with determinate growth.
  • Perfect for quart and Mum Pals programs, plus Autumn mixed containers.
NOTE: Fruit is very hot on Hot Pops Purple, and medium hot on Hot Pops Yellow.
Fruit colour: Purple
Plug crop time (weeks): 4-5
Potting to sale (weeks): 7-13 for Autumn finish
Pot size: Quart
Fruit size: 0.4 in./1 cm round
Height: 4-5 in./10-13 cm

'Hot Pops Purple'

Protection Information: US9,301,465

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