Chili pepper 'Exploding fire'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Exploding fire'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Growing Exploding fire 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.

Transplanting Exploding fire

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

Harvesting Exploding fire