Pepper, Thai Hot
- Tabasco-type fruits grow to ½ inch
- Very productive
- Good for container growing
- Hot pepper
- 85 days from transplant
(C. frutescens) Small peppers, big attitude! Mounded 8" plants covered with ½" tabasco-type fruits ripening from green to a rich deep red. Averages 200 fruits per plant. If picked clean, a colorful second crop will set just in time for your holiday decorations. Perfect for container growing. 85 days from transplant. Hot.
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.