Chili pepper 'Gekikara'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Gekikara'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Gekikara 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. Gekikara needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Gekikara 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 Gekikara about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Gekikara

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

Harvesting Gekikara