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Seller Notes: Germination test date and results will be on packet.
Sunlight: Full Sun USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 4-10
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate, Tropical
Soil Type: Peat
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Season of Interest: Summer
Hot red cherry peppers! (Capsicum annuum)
Small red peppers about 1 1/2 inches in diameter shaped like cherries. They are between 5,000 and 15,000 Scoville heat units, making them a medium-hot pepper. Hot red cherry peppers are most often used in pickling. They are slightly sweet and take about 80 days to harvest. The peppers grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9. Growing time can be extended by covering the bed with black plastic to heat the soil about two weeks before planting.
Plant pepper plants in full sun, once the soil temperature has warmed to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees.
Dig compost into the soil before planting. The soil needs to have good drainage. Amend soil with sand or perlite to improve drainage, or plant the peppers in a raised bed. Space pepper plants 18 inches apart, with rows 30 inches apart. Bury the plants at the same depth as they are in the containers. Stake or place cages around plants to protect them from breakage.
Mulch around the pepper plants with 2 to 4 inches of material. Keep mulch a few inches from the base of the plant. The mulch will help maintain soil moisture and temperature.
Water the cherry peppers immediately after they are planted. Water every few days, enough to keep the soil moist. If the top of the soil begins to dry or the plants look wilted, they need more water.
Add a balanced slow-release fertilizer according to the package instructions when you plant the peppers. Fertilize a second time after fruit begin to form, if the plants do not seem to be growing well.
When the cherry peppers reach 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter and turn red, they are ready to harvest. Cut the pepper from the plant with scissors or pruning shears rather than pulling it off to keep from damaging the plant.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners, or those that are capable of looking up instructions independently (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). We do not include growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, and quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item (s).