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Chili pepper 'Filius Blue'

Capsicum annuum longum group

Filius Blue is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Filius Blue'.

An (edible) ornamental chilli with purple to blue coloured fruit, with a very hot flavour when young. Older fruit colour to red and become milder

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Filius Blue normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Filius Blue originates from.

Filius Blue Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Chili pepper 'Filius Blue'

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Filius Blue is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Filius Blue are Zone 4 and Zone 12. Filius Blue needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Filius Blue from seed

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Filius Blue about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Filius Blue

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Filius Blue is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Filius Blue

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