Bolivian Rainbow Chile Pepper

Bolivian Rainbow Chile Pepper
Capiscum frutescens
Traditional
24-36 in. Tender Annual

Grown for centuries in Bolivia, this searingly hot pepper turns from brilliant purple to yellow to red when ripe. Everbearing plants have purple foliage and flowers yielding tiny, pointed fruits. Unique, bright landscape plant bears early and throughout the season. Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplant when soils are warm, spacing seedlings 12-18 inches apart. Enrich soil with mature compost. Needs warm conditions day and night to germinate and fruit well. Harvesting tips. Chile is ripe when it becomes red.

Planting Depth: 1/4"
Soil Temp. for Germ.: 70-90F
Days to Germ.: 10-14
Plant Spacing: 15-18"
Days to Maturity: 75
Full Sun
Moderate Water