This small compact pepper plant produces upright, pointed, 5 cm (2 in) sweet peppers that range in color from the early greenish yellow, to orange, to a fully ripe red. The mix of warm colors on this plant all at once, creates the illusion of small fires erupting on top of the these compact plants. Ht 25 cm (10 in). Edible!
Start seed indoors 6 – 8 weeks before transplanting out to the garden. Cover seeds with 1/2 cm (1/4 in) of soil. Firm soil over seed. Keep moist but not waterlogged. To germinate maintain a soil temperature of 22 C (72 F). Seed should germinate in 10 – 14 days. Once seeds have sprouted, 14 – 16 hours of light per day is essential. Once plants have reached 12 cm (5 in) transplant to 6 cm (3 in) peat pots. Plants will develop better with a growing temperature of 17 C (62 F) until transplanting out. Fertilize weekly with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong root development. Garden spacing 35 cm (14 in) apart. Do not transplant out till night temperatures are warm.