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Demon Red Hot Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Demon Red'

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Demon Red Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Demon Red') at Roger's Gardens

Demon Red Hot Pepper fruit

Demon Red Hot Pepper fruit

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Height:  14 inches

Spread:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Ornamental-Culinary

Description:

This compact variety boasts ornamental and edible attributes; producing many upward facing small peppers; fruit emerges green and turns to red as they mature; medium hot; these tiny beauties are perfect cooked in chili, curries, pickled and dried

Edible Qualities

Demon Red Hot Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces small red narrow peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are typically harvested when mature. The peppers have a hot taste and a crunchy texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Pickling

Planting & Growing

Demon Red Hot Pepper will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Demon Red Hot Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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