Rio Grande Hot Chile Pepper

Rio Grande Hot Chile Pepper
Capsicum annuum 18-24 in. Tender Annual

Prolific and medium-hot variety, this is an all-around garden chili. Fruits are slightly larger than Jalapeno but milder. Excellent processing pepper for sauces, drying or freezing. Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplant when soils are warm, spacing seedlings 12-18 inches apart. Enrich soil with mature compost. Needs warm conditions day and night to germinate and fruit well. Harvesting tips. Fruits turn from yellow to orange to a red hot. Fully ripe when red.

Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2" Soil Temp. for Germ.: 70-90F Days to Germ.: 6-10 Plant Spacing: 12"-18" Days to Maturity: 85 Full Sun Moderate Water