Chili pepper 'Matchbox'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Matchbox'

  • 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 Matchbox is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. 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 Matchbox likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Matchbox 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.

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

Transplanting Matchbox

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 Matchbox is a tender plant.

Harvesting Matchbox

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