Chili pepper 'El Paso'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'El Paso'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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. 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