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Flaming Flare Hot Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Flaming Flare'

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Flaming Flare Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Flaming Flare') at Roger's Gardens

Flaming Flare Hot Pepper fruit

Flaming Flare Hot Pepper fruit

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Height:  32 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Hot Fresno


This upright, disease resistant variety produces high yields all season long; green fruit maturing to red; great for containers and gardens; sweet and spicy, perfect for salsas, sauces, marinades, grilling and pickling; hotter when harvested red

Edible Qualities

Flaming Flare Hot Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces green narrow peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are usually ready for picking from early summer to early fall. The fruit will often fade to red over time. The peppers have a delicious taste and a crunchy texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

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

Planting & Growing

Flaming Flare Hot Pepper will grow to be about 32 inches 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 is typically 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 pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Flaming Flare 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Garden  Container 
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