Growing Cascabella Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 75 - 85
- Days to Germination: 7 - 21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Width: 18-24”
- Plant Height: 18-24”
- Row Spacing: 18-24”
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90°F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and root rot in poorly drained soil. Also watch for aphids, white flies, and cut worms.
- Cascabella Hot Pepper Color: Yellow, turning first orange then red at full maturity
- Cascabella Hot Pepper Scoville: 1,500 - 4,000 SHU
How to Grow Cascabella Hot Peppers from Seed
As with most varieties of peppers it’s recommended to start Cascabella hot pepper seeds indoors in early spring, sowing them 1/4” deep and keeping them moist until germination. Once the Cascabella seeds have sprouted, they can be moved into either larger pots or directly into the rich soil of a vegetable garden (with at least 18” of spacing between the individual plants).
Cascabella Hot Peppers in the Vegetable Garden
Cascabella Hot Peppers are a great addition to any garden, particularly if you live in a climate well-suited for growing peppers. With dark green leaves and beautiful white flowers, they will make a lovely addition to any at-home garden even outside of fruiting season.
Rated between 1,500 and 4,000 on the Scoville scale, Cascabella hot peppers have low to medium levels of heat as well as an abundance of flavor.
Harvesting Cascabella Hot Peppers
Cascabella hot peppers seeds typically mature to a maximum length of 2”, and will be a brilliant red color when fully mature. That being said, these pepper are often harvested and eaten when still yellow (particularly if the intent is to pickle the peppers for later use).
As with most types of hot peppers, it’s often best to snip the fruit from the plant with shears (leaving a small amount of stem behind on the plant) while also trying to minimize skin contact with the peppers themselves due to the high levels of capsaicin contained in the flesh of the fruit.
About Cascabella Hot Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (75-85 days).
Good flavor, with medium levels of heat.
These little peppers have a great flavor in such a small package!
Plants grow to 28 inches, with conical tapered 1.5 inch long fruits, that are light-yellow to red, mildly pungent, and great for hot pickled chilis.
Cascabella Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Packet Seeds - Approximately 30 Seeds
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