The standard for hot seasoning.
Plant covers itself in bright red peppers that are
easy to grow, easy to dry, and make the best ristras (pepper strings), wreaths, and pepper flakes. Fiery hot even when small. 24" plant bears 4"-6" thin, curvy pods. Standard for medicinal use: circulation, antiseptic.
BOTANICAL NAME: Capsicum sp.
Cultivation similar to tomato. Start seeds indoors about two months before last hard frost. Overwatering in flats may cause damping off or fungus. Transplant seedlings 12" apart into a sunny area when soil is warm and nights are above 50F. Protect from cutworms. Responds to compost, calcium, phosphorous (bone meal), magnesium, and potassium, particularly kelp meal, which gives strong bushy plants.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 9-12/Harvest up to 17/Yield fresh 36-197, hot dried 5-20/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : tolerates hot weather and easy to grow