The Red Cherry Hot pepper grows on a small, upright, bushy plant with an emerald dark green foliage. Plant height averages 41-61 cm (16-24”) tall and has a spread that is 41-61cm (16-24”) wide. It is a very productive plant that produces an abundant amount of cherry shaped, slightly flattened peppers that average around 3-6 cm cm (1½-2”) round. They start out as bright green and mature to red in about 75-95 days, weather dependent.
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.