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Chili pepper 'El Paso'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'El Paso'), El Paso is a variety of Chili pepper. 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. El Paso normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where El Paso originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, El Paso 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 El Paso have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow El Paso

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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 El Paso is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with El Paso are Zone 5 and Zone 12. Planting El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting El Paso

As El Paso is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting El Paso

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