Filius Blue Peppers are 30,000-50,000 SHU. Plant is a compact bush with dark green foliage with purple highlights that can grow as high as 20-45 cm (8-18") tall with a spread of 15-25 cm (6-10”) wide. A prolific producer. Dainty white flowers form with tinges of purple on the petal tips. Makes a great ornamental plant for the patio. The peppers are also purple-blue (and very hot) when young and grow to 12-25 mm (½-¾”) long. An edible variety. They mature to a bright red with less heat.
Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Plant in well-draining soil in a warm, sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. Peppers prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Water regularly, making sure the soil stays moist but not waterlogged. Harvest peppers when they reach full size and have reached their mature color.
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil. Soil pH: 6.0-6.8. Planting Depth: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 30-90cm (12-36”) tall. Days to Maturity: 60-100 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart.