Hot Pepper F1 Rocky
Hot Pepper F1 Rocky: Capsicum annuum
- A hybrid Jalapeño red chilli variety ideal for pots and containers
- Hot, pungent flavour Scoville rating of 2,500-5000shu
- Sow indoors, transplant after the last frost.
- Harvest late Summer through Autumn.
An ideal variety for growing in pots on a patio or conservatory. Rocky is a hybrid Jalapeño variety with long, slightly tapered fruits that mature from green to red. Fruits typically 7-9cm in length and weighing 20-25 grams. Skin features classic Mexican Jalapeno scarring. Can be harvested when green or left to ripen to red. Has hot, pungent flavour,with a Scoville heat rating of 2500-5000shu.
Sow: January to April indoors. Surface sow on a free draining, damp, good organic seed mix at temperature of 18-20°C. Transplant into 8cm pots when the first true leaves appear. Transfer outdoors in pots or hanging baskets after the last frost.
Grow: Sunny or part-shade, well draining soil in 30cm pots. Water consistently and feed with a high potash tomato fertiliser weekly after first fruits have set.
Harvest: August to October. Pick when fruits are green to encourage more to follow and leave to ripen to red. Subsequent fruit can be left on plant to ripen or picked and ripened in the same way to encourage further fruiting.