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Chili pepper 'Relleno'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Relleno is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Relleno'. Relleno grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Relleno normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Relleno originates from.

Typically, Relleno Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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

How to grow Relleno

  • 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 Relleno 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. Relleno requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Relleno 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 Relleno about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Relleno

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 Relleno is a tender plant.

Harvesting Relleno

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

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