Growing Non-GMO Thai Chili Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 80-90
- Days to Germination: 7-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Plant Height: 18-36"
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Fertile, organically rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Thai Chili Color: Dark green then bright orange, purple, and red when ready to harvest
- Thai Chili Scoville: ~50,000-100,000 SHU
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and rot in poorly drained, oversaturated soils. Watch for aphids and whiteflies.
How to Grow Thai Chili Hot Pepper from Seed
Pepper seeds thrive in pots and containers and can perennially overwinter in warm enough regions. Pepper is a heat-loving crop and does not perform well in shade or cold soils. Thai chili pepper seeds are best if started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost. Sow 2-3 pepper seeds 1/4" deep per cell or peat pot in fertile, organic, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
Thai chili pepper seeds germinate in 7-21 days, transplanting strongest starts 12-18" apart in the garden or 1 plant per container. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers with a phosphorus-rich potting mix and will benefit from staking and support as they become top-heavy during fruiting. Fruit may be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit.
Thai Chili Hot Pepper in the Vegetable Garden
Plant hot Thai Pepper seeds indoors a month or two before the last frost. Move outdoors when temperatures begin to warm. Thai Pepper plants are compact plants that produce small peppers. Peppers are only about 1 inch long. Thai Hot Peppers are green, and when left on the vine, they will gradually turn red.
Pepper is one of the most diverse, showy, and flavorful fruits grown in the annual garden bed. Available in nearly every possible color and shape from the super sweet to super spicy, pepper grows stronger and tastes better with a season of full sun and high heat. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers and can even perennially overwinter in warm enough regions, maturing into bushy, vibrant, and well-stemmed patio favorites.
Not only are they super hot, but they can be used for ornamental purposes as well. Grow these peppers in the garden, in pots, or even window boxes. These do so well in southern gardens because of the hot and humid conditions.
Harvesting Thai Chili Hot Pepper
Some sweet and bell peppers can be harvested as soon as 60-70 days, but most hot varieties are ready about 100 days from sowing or when skin has changed color. Know the individual variety you are sowing to know when color has reached ripeness. Peppers can be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen and change color on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit. If working with hot peppers, wear gloves to avoid skin contact with capsaicin.
About Thai Chili Hot Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (80 Days) AKA: Thai Dragon Pepper.
From Thailand, mound-shaped 8" plants, covered with extremely hot inch green and red peppers held upright, widely used in Oriental dishes, makes a good ornamental as well.
If you’re growing Thai Peppers, you must like your food hot! Here’s a hot sauce recipe to use with your hot peppers. Roast 4 cups of Thai Chiles and a clove of garlic in the oven. Add roasted peppers, garlic, a cup of water, a cup of vinegar, and a tablespoon of sugar to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Spicy peppers can be great in your diet. Hot peppers like Thai chiles can jumpstart your metabolism, and even lead to less overeating. The vitamins and nutrients in peppers can boost your immune system. You will definitely consume more water after ingesting these spicy peppers which can aid in digestion.
Thai Chili Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Packet - Approx 35 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 4,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 16,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 64,000 Seeds
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