Chili pepper 'Bolivian Rainbow'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper '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. 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.