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Week 16 – April 19, 2024

Plant Information

Primero Red Pepper

  • Primero Red Pepper - Bloom
  • Primero Red Pepper - Container
  • Primero Red Pepper - Vegetables
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum chinense

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Width: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: One of the earliest ripening habaneros you can grow! Harvest lots of lantern-shaped fruit that ripen from green to bright red. Peppers have about 1/3 the heat of a standard habanero, letting you appreciate the rich habanero flavor. Great for fresh salsa or cooking.

Grower Information:

  • One of the earliest ripening habaneros on the market, with fruit ready to harvest as early as bell peppers.
  • Produces huge yields of fruit larger than other standard habaneros, with just about one-third the heat.
  • Early flowering – can be sold in large pots with flowers and immature fruit.
  • Best in containers or in-ground.
  • Also available as organic seed.

    Bred in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin.