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Large Red Cherry Hot Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Large Red Cherry'

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

Large Red Cherry Hot Pepper fruit

Large Red Cherry Hot Pepper fruit

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Hot Cherry

Description:

This high yielding variety produces small flattened globed shaped fruit; emerging green and maturing to red, these little beauties are perfect for making pickled peppers; great for containers and gardens; medium hot flavor profile

Edible Qualities

Large Red Cherry Hot Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces small green round peppers (which are technically 'berries') with red flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruit will often fade to cherry red over time. The peppers have a hot taste and a crisp texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

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

Planting & Growing

Large Red Cherry Hot Pepper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. 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 can be difficult to integrate into a landscape or flower garden, and is best grown 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.

Large Red Cherry Hot Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. 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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