Small Red Chili Peppers reach up to 5″. Hot pepper contains about 30,000 Scoville heat units. Produces a large harvest of peppers that ripens in 80 days and is suitable for use in sauces, dried or pickled.
Historically, it has been proven that hot peppers were discovered by Christopher Columbus during his travels. After that, he established himself in European cuisine and is still very popular today!

How to Grow Small Red Chili Pepper:

  • Sowing: Start seeds internally about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow seeds 1/4″ deep using peat pots for planting. Before germination, the soil temperature should be 80-85 degrees F. Provide sunlight for 12-16 hours a day and harden the seedlings for several hours a day. With an outside temperature of 60-65 degrees F during the day and at least 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16″ apart. Small Red Chili Pepper is also suitable for container or raised beds.
    • Plant Spacing: 12-24” in rows; 14-16″ in raised beds.
  • Growing of Small Red Chili Pepper: The soil must be uniformly moist for a successful and fertile crop, free from weeds. Mulching may be needed. Provide shade to prevent the plants from withering in the scorching sun and heat. 
    • Soil Requirements for Small Red Chili Pepper: Moist, well-drained loamy soil; slightly acidic to neutral pH.
    • Small Red Chili Pepper Days to Germination: 7-10 days.
    • Light Preference of Small Red Chili Pepper: Full Sun.
    • How and When to Harvest Small Red Chili Pepper: Harvest hot peppers as you need. Remember, the longer the pepper ripens on the vine, the hotter it becomes. Full ripening of the pepper stops further growth, and the collection of green peppers lengthens the growing season. It wоuld be best if you used a sharp knife or scissors to pick the peppers. Caloro peppers are equally healthy to eat fresh and pickled.
    • Small Red Chili Pepper Seeds Days to Maturity: up to 85 days
  • Small Red Chili 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 annuum
  • Type: Open Pollinated, 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: 24 Inches
  • Color: Red, Green

 

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