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Pepper 'Fire Away® Hot and Heavy' - Hot Pepper

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Common Name:
Capsicum annuum
Plant Type:
Hardiness Zone:
Garden Height:
16-24 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-18 Inches

A hot and spicy pepper, but not so hot you'll need to call the fire department. First ripe fruit takes 65 to 72 days from transplant. Glossy foliage minimizes water loss and contributes to low water needs for this plant. Fruit sets and matures quickly once ripe fruit begins to present.

Homeowner Growing Tips: A hot pepper that works well in landscapes and containers. It may need trellising to maintain upright-habit. Fruit transitions from green to orange to red, with multiple colors represented on the plant at the same time. Fruits can be harvested when they begin to show good color and are fully ripe when solid red. Taste is pleasing if picked before full maturity. If you are growing this plant in a container, a 12" diameter (3 gallon volume) is the minimum necessary size. The ideal size would be a 14" to 18" (5-7 gallon) container.

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