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Chili pepper 'Filius Blue'        

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Filius Blue is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Filius Blue'. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Anti-flash white and   Floral white and   Ghost white. The blooms display an average of 5 petals. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Blue-violet and   Red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Deep jungle green and   Bottle green colour.

An (edible) ornamental chilli with purple to blue coloured fruit, with a very hot flavour when young. Older fruit colour to red and become milder.

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. Filius Blue normally grows with a erect-like habit with a max height of 1.49 feet (that's 45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Filius Blue originates from.

Filius Blue 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 Filius Blue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Filius Blue

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

As with all other peppers picking the fruits will encourage more flowering.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Filius Blue is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Filius Blue are Zone 4 and Zone 12. Filius Blue needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Filius Blue from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Filius Blue about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Filius Blue

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 10°C / 50°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Filius Blue is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Filius Blue

These peppers start out purple/blue and are very hot. They get milder if allowed to ripen to red before being harvested.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Filius Blue'

Ornamental Pepper

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