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Perennial Chilli in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Capsicum pubescens 'Red Rocoto'

 

Perennial Chilli

'Red Rocoto' grows to a small bush, full sun, sheltered spot. Can take cold weather for over-wintering, but not frost. Rated as 4/5 (very hot), 50,000-250,000 Scoville scale

 
plant Features
  • Perennial Chilli likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Perennial Chilli likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Perennial Chilli is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Perennial Chilli likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Perennial Chilli

Latin name

Capsicum pubescens 'Red Rocoto'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Perennial Chilli likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Perennial Chilli is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Perennial Chilli likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Perennial Chilli likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Perennial Chilli is 0.40meters x 1.00meters 0.40 M 1.00 M

Capsicum pubescens 'Red Rocoto'

'Red Rocoto' grows to a small bush, full sun, sheltered spot. Can take cold weather for over-wintering, but not frost. Rated as 4/5 (very hot), 50,000-250,000 Scoville scale


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown chillies in the greenhouse border when large enough to handle, about 2ft between plants

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in divided trays in early spring under glass in heat. Plant out in greenhouse border when risk of frost is passed.

 
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