How To Grow Hot Peppers

Botanical names



Capsicum Annuum NuMex Bailey Piquin

Chile piquin


Growing and Potting

Peppers need about the same care as Tomatoes, but they are even more vulnerable to cold. They need to be grown in soil that will not dry out quickly and is supplied with plenty of organic matter. Take care, when fertilizing, that is doesn't contain too much nitrogen; this will cause the plants to form a lot of foliage at the expense of the fruits. They should also be planted in a sunny spot. In the garden, they should be planted 18 inches apart in rows, 2 feet apart. Cultivate the surface of the soil often to get rid of weeds, but not so deeply that the roots are harmed. Peppers will bear throughout the summer as long as the fruits are picked regularly as soon as they're large enough. Gather the fruits by snapping of the brittle stems or cut them off with a sharp knife. Any fruits that haven't been picked and are hanging on the plant when frost threatens should be cut off and stored in a cool but frost-free cellar or similar place. Under such conditions they’ll keep for 3 or more months. When planting in pots, they should have porous, well-drained soil. Liquid fertilizer may be applied occasionally to prevent the leaves from yellowing. Don't over water; by keeping the soil a bit on the dry side, bushier and more compact plants will form. The plants usually don't need pinching, but if any shoots seem to stray, them may be pinched. Peppers must have full sun all the time. During hot weather, they may be kept in a greenhouse or outside buried to their rims in ashes or sand. They must be brought inside before cold weather sets in.


Chile piquin
Capsicum Annuum CV NuMex Bailey Piquin
Pod lengh:
..75 in
Pod width:
.25 in
Immature color
Mature color





Capsicum Annuum CV NuMex Bailey Piquin




Chile piquin