- Fruits grow to 1-2 inches long
- Fruits ripen from green to glossy red
- Hot pepper
- 80-90 days from transplant
- ±5,600 seeds/oz
Cultivated by the Pennsylvania Dutch since the mid-1880s; name translates as “chicken heart.” Traditionally used for pickling and making pepper vinegar. Small fruits (¾" wide by 1-2" long) ripen from green to glossy red. 80-90 days from transplant. Hot. ±5,600 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
You should start plants indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.