25 Seeds Little Elf Hot Pepper (Capsicum Annuum) Organically Grown, Hungarian Heirloom !
A Pequin type variety. This plant has small, dark green leaves which provide a striking backdrop for masses of peppers that begin as yellow tinged with purple, then turn orange and finally red (90 days).The tiny fruit is no bigger than 1/2 to 3/4 inch long and appears in clusters, with all colours on the plant at the same time. Plants grow only about 16 inches tall with a similar spread, so they are great for borders as well as container growing. Coluorful and petite, this ornamental pepper is quite charming.Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Growing Peppers: Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth.Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil - and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes. At Planting Time: We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost.
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