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Chili pepper 'Fresno'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Fresno'), Fresno is a variety of Chili pepper. Fresno is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety. Fresno grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Fresno normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

United States is believed to be where Fresno originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Fresno 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 Fresno have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Fresno

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Fresno 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 Fresno 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 Fresno from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 Fresno about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Fresno

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

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

Harvesting Fresno

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

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