Pepper - Super Chili
AAS Winner. Spicy peppers on semi-compact plants. Hybrid chili bred for increased yields and ornamental appeal. Container friendly. Small, 2-3" thin fleshed peppers on upright, 15" semi-compact plants, they mature from green to red. As with all hot peppers, remember to wear gloves or wash hands thoroughly after picking or preparing these fruits.
Water Day/Week -- Water frequently for 2 weeks after setting plants in the garden to establish a good root system. Do not allow pepper plants to wilt; this can stress your plants, reducing yields. A slow, deep watering at the roots about once a week is fine (including Mother Nature's contributions) unless your plants are wilting.
Harvest -- Fruits are ready to harvest when they start to change from green to brown.
Scoville Units -- 35,000 to 40,000
Spacing -- 15 to 18" apart
Exposure -- Full Sun
Mature Size -- 75 days
Feature -- AAS Winner
Heirloom Variety -- No
Kid-Friendly -- No
Container Friendly -- Yes
Soil pH -- 6.0 to 6.5
Time to plant -- After danger of frost has passed and temperatures warm
Fertilizer -- Wait until the plants bloom before using fertilizer. Apply 5-10-10 at the recommended rate for pepper plants. Do not over-fertilize and use a low nitrogen mix unless soil test indicates lack of nitrogen.
Pests to avoid -- Aphids, cutworms, tomato hornworm, whiteflies, spider mites
Companions -- Tomatoes, carrots, onion, basil, parsley, marjoram, oregano, petunias, geraniums and rosemary
Avoid planting by -- Fennel, beans and cabbage family (especially kohlrabi)