Chili pepper 'Summer Heat'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Summer Heat'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Summer Heat is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Planting Summer Heat in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Summer Heat from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Summer Heat

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Plant in final situation when plants are 10cm high, 45cm apart.

As Summer Heat is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Summer Heat

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.