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Chili pepper 'Black Knight'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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'Black Knight' is a Chili pepper variety in the Capsicum genus with a scientific name of Capsicum annuum longum group. This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Black Knight normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Black Knight originates from.

Black Knight Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Black Knight have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Black Knight

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Knight 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. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Black Knight are Zone 4 and Zone 12. 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 Black Knight likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

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

Transplanting Black Knight

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

Harvesting Black Knight

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