Chili pepper 'Hot & Spicy'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Hot & Spicy'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hot & Spicy is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. 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 Hot & Spicy likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Hot & Spicy 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.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hot & Spicy about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Hot & Spicy

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hot & Spicy is a tender plant.

Harvesting Hot & Spicy

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