Chili pepper 'Ciliegia piccante'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Ciliegia piccante'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Growing Ciliegia piccante 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.

Transplanting Ciliegia piccante

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

Harvesting Ciliegia piccante

Chili pepper Ciliegia piccante Etymology

The italian name Ciliegia piccante means spicy cherry because it has small round fruits that resemble cherries. It’s also known as Piccante Calabrese referring to Calabria – a region in southern Italy.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Ciliegia piccante'

Ciliegia picante, Picante calabrese

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Ciliegia piccante'

Tondo piccante calabrese, Satan’s Kiss, Baccio de Satana, Piccante calabrese