Chili pepper 'Serrano purple'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Serrano purple'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Serrano purple is thought of as half hardy, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures. 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 Serrano purple likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Serrano purple from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between Chili pepper plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Serrano purple

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

Harvesting Serrano purple