Chili pepper 'Red Peter'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Red Peter'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Peter is thought of as half hardy, so it will need protecting in periods of cold weather. 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 Red Peter likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Red Peter from seed

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 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 Red Peter about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red Peter

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

Harvesting Red Peter

Chili pepper Red Peter Etymology

As the name suggests, the unusually shaped fruits do resemble human Genitalia when fully ripe.1

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Red Peter'

Peter pepper, Penis pepper, Peter’s penis, Peter