Pepper - Zavory
The distinctive taste of habanero without the heat! The bright and shiny red fruits are abundant on the 30" tall plants. The blocky little 1-1/2" long by 1" wide fruits will ripen from green to cardinal red in late summer. As with all hot peppers, remember to wear gloves or wash your 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 -- Ripens from green to cardinal red. HANDLE WITH CARE -- although only 100 Scoville units, still considered a hot pepper and you should always wear gloves or wash your hands after handling hot peppers.
Scoville Units -- 100
Spacing -- 18 to 24" apart
Exposure -- Full Sun
Mature Size -- 90 days
Feature -- Mild heat
Heirloom Variety -- No
Kid-Friendly -- No
Container Friendly -- No
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 and petunias
Avoid planting by -- Fennel, beans and cabbage family (especially kohlrabi)