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Chili pepper 'Little Blue'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Little Blue'), Little Blue is a variety of Chili pepper. Little Blue is generally thought of as a hybrid variety.

Little Blue is a compact ornamental and edible variety. Often chosen for its small bushy habit and bright blue fruit when not ripe, it can be successfully grown in containers. The fruit goes from bright blue and ripens to red, when it can be eaten.

Little Blue grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Little Blue normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Mexico is believed to be where Little Blue originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Little Blue Chili pepper is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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

How to grow Little Blue

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Little Blue is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Little Blue 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 Little Blue from seed

Sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 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 Little Blue about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Little Blue

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

As Little Blue is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Little Blue about 14 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Little Blue

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

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