Chili pepper 'Red rocket'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Red rocket'

  • 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 rocket is thought of as half hardy, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage. 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 rocket likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Red rocket from seed

Sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Red rocket

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

Harvesting Red rocket