The Flamboyant Chilli Pepper Firecracker is a pot or container chili variety. They grow to about 9-10 cm in length and have a Scoville rating of up to 50,000.

How to Grow Fire Cracker Pepper:

  • Sowing: Plant your seeds from mid-February to mid-July in sterile compost trays. Sow the seeds on the surface and sprinkle them in a shallow mound (3 mm) soil. Keep the compost moist. Cover the pot or tray with plastic wrap and place by a window or in a warm greenhouse. The ideal temperature is 18 to 20 ° C (65 to 72 ° F).
    • Plant Spacing: 24″.
  • Growing of Fire Cracker Pepper: Keep the soil evenly moist by adding a layer of mulch. In intense sun and heat, do not let the plants wither; provide shade.
    • Soil Requirements for Fire Cracker Pepper: Rich moist soil.
    • Fire Cracker Pepper Days to Germination: 14-28 days.
    • Light Preference of Fire Cracker Pepper: Full Sun.
    • How and When to Harvest Fire Cracker Pepper: Chilli takes a few weeks to germinate and a couple more weeks for it to turn from green to red. Harvest as desired, but the longer they are on the branch, the hotter they will get. If you do not harvest for a long time, the plant stops bearing.
    • Fire Cracker Pepper Seeds Days to Maturity: 120-140 days
  • Fire Cracker Pepper Seed Saving: Peppers tend to cross-pollinate with other peppers, so isolate them to maintain genetic purity. Cut ripe peppers in half and remove seeds. Dry the seeds for two weeks. Store seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.

FAST FACTS:

  • Latin Name: Capsicum chinense
  • Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Hot Pepper, Warm Season
  • USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Seeds per Ounce: 4,000
  • Planting Method: From Transplant
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Height: 36 Inches
  • Color: Red, Green

 

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