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Chili pepper 'Royal black'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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

How to grow 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

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