Chili pepper 'Punjab Lal'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Punjab Lal'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Punjab Lal is thought of as half hardy, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage. 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 Punjab Lal likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Punjab Lal from seed

Sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Punjab Lal about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Punjab Lal

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Punjab Lal is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Punjab Lal