Chili pepper 'Filius Blue'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper '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. 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