Chili pepper 'Espanola Improved'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Espanola Improved'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Espanola Improved 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 Espanola Improved likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Espanola Improved 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 Espanola Improved about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Espanola Improved

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

Harvesting Espanola Improved