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Week 8 – February 21, 2024

Plant Information

Hot Pops Purple Ornamental Pepper

  • Hot Pops Purple Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Hot Pops Purple Ornamental Pepper - Container

Louisiana Super Plant

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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: 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. Plant shows multiple colors simultaneously for a high-impact display. Blooms summer through fall. Fruit is edible, but not palatable.

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: 4.25-5 in./11-13 cm or 3 ppp: 6-8 in./17-20 cm
Fruit size: 0.4 in./1 cm round
Height: 4-5 in./10-13 cm
  • Fruit is very hot.

'Hot Pops Purple'

Protection Information: US9,301,465

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