Chili pepper 'Santaka'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Santaka'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Santaka is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips. Santaka needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Santaka from seed

Look to ensure a distance 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Santaka about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Santaka

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

Harvesting Santaka