Chili pepper 'Big Red Hot'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Big Red Hot'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Big Red Hot is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. 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 Big Red Hot likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Big Red Hot from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 Big Red Hot about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Big Red Hot

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

Harvesting Big Red Hot