Chili pepper 'Black Olive'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Black Olive'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Olive is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Black Olive requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Black Olive 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 Black Olive about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Black Olive

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

Harvesting Black Olive