Chili pepper 'Long Hot'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Long Hot'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Long Hot 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 Long Hot likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Long Hot 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 Long Hot about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Long Hot

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

Harvesting Long Hot