Growing Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Other Names: Chilly Chili
- Days to Maturity: 90 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24”
- Row Spacing: 3-4’
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 80℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, cut worms
- Color: Green, yellow, orange, red
- Flavor: Non-pungent
Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper Growth Habits:
Pepper seeds are best started indoors. Transplant outdoors when temperatures begin to be consistently warm. Chilly Chili will grow many flowers. These flowers will transform into peppers that are about two inches. Peppers will change colors as they mature, starting at the green, then yellow, then orange, and finally red.
Various Uses for Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper:
Chilly Chili is used primarily as an ornamental pepper. This pepper is lovely with its many colors. Kids love to see this pepper plant growing in the garden and will often try to eat the peppers. With other varieties, children would not be able to tolerate the heat. This variety is perfect for children because it is non-pungent.
Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper Benefits:
Pepper have so many benefits in a person’s diet. It has vitamins A and C, and these can help with colds. Folic acid in peppers can really benefit pregnant women and growing babies. Fiber in peppers make them more filling and less likely to spike blood sugar.
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