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Chili pepper 'Bolivian Rainbow'   

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Bolivian Rainbow is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Bolivian Rainbow'. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Lavender purple. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green colour.

Flowers are purple and very prolific pepper with edible fruits. The fruits are purple, yellow, orange and turn red when really ripe. All these colors are present at the same time in the plants. Very ornamental and very hot.1

A perennial, Bolivian Rainbow normally grows with a shrub-like habit with a max height of 1.49 feet (that's 45.72 cm metric). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

Mexico is believed to be where Bolivian Rainbow originates from.

Bolivian Rainbow Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Bolivian Rainbow have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Bolivian Rainbow

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Bolivian Rainbow is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Bolivian Rainbow needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Bolivian Rainbow from seed

Soaking overnight or even a few hours before planting will speed up germination.

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Bolivian Rainbow

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 Bolivian Rainbow is a tender plant.

Harvesting Bolivian Rainbow

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

Latest Chili pepper 'Bolivian Rainbow' Reviews

  • This is a beautiful ornamental chilli, easy to grow, easy to overwinter, and trouble free pest/disease wise: Unfortunately, the chillies don’t actually taste of much at all! Medium hot, but no flavour

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