Cherry Hot is a medium sized plant that produces golf ball sized thick meaty medium hot red peppers, Great for stuffing and any cooking.
- Peppers like warm sandy soil best and full hot sun.
- Plant once the ground has warmed and chance of frost has passed. Don’t be in a rush to plant. Late May is lots of time.
- The only bug that can be a problem is aphids (tiny, usually green bugs that suck on the plants) Insecticide soap is good for control but often a regular squirt from the hose washes them off.
- If you plan to plant both hot and sweet peppers keep them far apart in the garden as you can. They will cross pollinate leaving the hot peppers mild and the sweet peppers with a hot bite to them.
- Most peppers start off a shade of green and will ripen to red, orange or yellow as long as they get enough summer sun heat. Most taste fine green but better their mature colour.
- Great in the garden or at the centre of a patio container.
- A little fertilizer early is all it needs.
- Plant 20″ apart and 4′ between rows.
- A little extra fertilizer early May helps but a well maintained garden will have most of the nutrients a pepper will need. Over fertilizing and watering will give huge bushes and very little fruit.