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Chili pepper 'Calypso Red'

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Calypso Red is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Calypso Red'. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Calypso Red normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Calypso Red originates from.

Typically, Calypso Red Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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

How to grow Calypso Red

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Calypso Red is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Calypso Red are Zone 5 and Zone 12. Calypso Red requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Calypso Red from seed

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Calypso Red about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Calypso Red

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

Harvesting Calypso Red

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