Chili pepper 'Matata'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Matata'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Matata is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 7.0 and 8.5 as Matata likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Matata from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between Chili pepper plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Matata

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Matata is a tender plant.

Harvesting Matata