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Chili pepper care instructions

Capsicum annuum longum group

All care instructions and information about Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum longum group) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Chili pepper annual or perennial?
Annual/Perennial
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Chili pepper?
Easy 2/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Chili pepper grow into?
Erect
Hardiness How frost hardy is Chili pepper?
Tender
Country of Origin Where did Chili pepper come from?
Malaysia
Mature Height How tall does Chili pepper grow?
45.72 cm / 1.49 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Chili pepper grow?
30.0 cm / 11.7 inches
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Chili pepper grow best in?
Zone 4 to Zone 12
pH Range The level of acidity for Chili pepper.
7.0 - 8.5
Water Requirements How much water does Chili pepper require?
Medium
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Chili pepper need?
High
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Chili pepper in?
Loam / Sand
Sun How much sunlight does Chili pepper need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Chili pepper be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Chili pepper?
0.5 cm / 0.2 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Chili pepper?
5.0 cm / 1.95 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Chili pepper?
35.0 cm / 1.14 feet
Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Chili pepper need in order to germinate?
18°C / 64°F to 32°C / 90°F
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Chili pepper in?
14°C / 57°F to 25°C / 77°F
Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Chili pepper seedlings.
40.0 cm / 1.30 feet
Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Chili pepper seedlings.
40.0 cm / 1.30 feet
Bloom Time When will Chili pepper bloom?
Early Autumn
Harvest Time When is Chili pepper ready for harvest?
Late Summer
Pruning Time When should I prune Chili pepper?
Late Summer