Capsicum annuum 'Longum Group Firecracker'

Chilli pepper

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Chilli peppers are the hottest kind of pepper. 'Firecracker', as its name suggests, has a very hot flavour. The miniature, globed-shaped fruits are 1.3cm (0.5in) long. They come in a range of bright colours on compact plants, making this cultivar suitable for small glasshouses, conservatories or sunny windowsills. Keep plants at high temperatures - generally, the hotter the temperature the stronger the flavour of the fruits.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Capsicum

Species: annuum

Cultivar: Longum Group Firecracker

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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