Puma Hot Pepper

$3.75

Beautiful ornamental pepper that also features Habanero level heat. Foliage is a mixed deep purple and green. This pepper was fabulous in salsas and hot sauce this year. Absolutely fell in love with this one. Makes a stunning edible ornamental! I will always have this in our gardens.

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Plant chili pepper plants out after the weather has warmed. I typically wait to plant all warm weather loving plants the last week in May. Harvest all your fruit before the first fall frost.

When I plant my peppers, whether sweet or hot, I plant them roughly 15 inches apart. Now that may seem close for how large a pepper plant can get, however, I’ve found that planting them too far apart can leave some peppers exposed and causes sun scald on the fruit. When planted closer together, you don’t sacrifice production and the plants work together to protect the fruit.

Once planted, I often place a good 5-6″ layer of mulch around the row. If I’m running soaker hoses, I do so before laying the mulch. My mulch often consists of grass clipping or straw. Both will compost down throughout the season; improving your soil and feeding the plants.

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