United States Edition

Chili pepper 'Royal black'

Capsicum annuum longum group

Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Royal black'), Royal black is a variety of Chili pepper. 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. Royal black normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Royal black originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Royal black Chili pepper is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chili pepper 'Royal black' have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chili pepper 'Royal black'

  • Full Sun

    +
  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Royal black is thought of as half hardy, so it will need protecting in periods of cold weather. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Royal black are Zone 4 and Zone 12. Planting Royal black in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Royal black from seed

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Royal black

As Royal black is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Royal black

Chili pepper 'Royal black' information

How long does Royal black take to grow?

These estimates for how long Chili pepper 'Royal black' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

Chili pepper Chat

  • Chili and Hot Pepper Talk

    Chili, Chilli, Chiles are all the same thing, they are hot and for discussion here. This group is about all the hot...

    172 members / 46 topics

Buzz

Treehugger logo

Folia's cool webtool helps you get all your seeds in a row - from listing chores to tracking frosts, researching sowing and harvesting timing to tracking observations about your garden.

More buzz about us...

Latest Activity

Folia Badges and Widgets

Folia Blog Widgets

Want some super cool badges to stick on your blog? What about a funky widget that shows everyone what you are growing? Sounds like you need to get over to our Goodies page pronto!

Tour | About | Help & Support | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Community Guidelines | Goodies

Homegrown by Nic & Nath All photos and content © their respective owners.

Free Gardening database | Free garden organizer | Vegetable garden software | Mobile gardening app

Popular Plants: Tomato | Sweet pepper | Chili pepper | Basil | Bean | Carrot | Rose | Cucumber | Lettuce | Onion | Strawberry | Daylily | Spinach | Potato | Radish