What’s the point of eating a hot pepper that doesn’t taste any good? These little orange creatures pack a serious punch without sacrificing flavor. 2-3 in. peppers grow prolifically, turning from green to burnt yellow to a bright orange color. I once counted over 150 peppers on one plant at a time. Get ready to make hot sauce or dry a bunch in your window.
- Date: Start Indoors March 1-April 15, Transplant May 15-June 15
- Planting Depth: ¼ in.
- Special Instructions: These chiles need it hot. Make sure to keep soil temperature above 80 degrees when starting these chile seeds indoors. Keep seed starts close to a radiator or space heater or use a greenhouse heating pad.
- Germination Rate: 88%
- For Raised Beds: Space plants 12 in. apart, leaving 18 in. spacing between rows. Stagger rows to increase number of plants per bed.
- For Containers: Plant in a deep container measuring at least 2 gallons.