Seeds - Pepper, Chinese Five Color Hot
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Description: We do love it when plants combine an incredible ornamental quality with superb culinary class, and this is definitely one of those situations! You can grow this compact pepper in pots or in the garden, and you can even consider wintering Chinese Five Color peppers indoors (requires an extremely sunny location or grow lights). The small fruits are about ten times hotter than a jalapeno, so they pack a good punch. Often used for fresh for salsa, stirfrying and also as dried flakes.
Pack Size: 25 seeds
Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 68 days to green / 82 days to rainbow colours
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 35 cm (14 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Container planting: Minimum 6” container per plant.
Growing in Containers: Well-suited to larger pots (minimum 6-8 inches)
Fertilizing (Containers): Feed with an organic veggie fertilizer through the season.
Watering (Containers): Water evenly - very important!
Growing in Mixed Planters: Well-suited for larger mixed planters. Think square foot gardening!
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. Application of Kelp fertilizer is beneficial.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water during periods of drought.
Suitability for Indoors: Well-suited for indoors, provided a sunny location.
Exposure: Full sun or grow lights.
What about Grow Lights? T5 or 26 - 54w CFL full spectrum lights are ideal
General Indoor Care: Bring potted plants indoors in late summer before night temperatures cool off. Or start fresh seeds indoors in late summer or fall.
Indoor Container Suggestions: Minimum 6" pot with drainage holes.
Winter Fertilizing: Fertilize monthly through winter with an organic plant food
Winter Watering: Water deeply when the soil feels dry to the touch.