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Chilli Pepper 'Joe's Long' (Hot)

Capsicum anuum, Chili Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

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Chilli Pepper 'Joe's Long' produces high yields of hot, slender, cayenne-style chillies reaching up to an unbelievable 25cm (10") long. The chillies ripen from a dark, bottle-green to red with a strong pungency that is excellent for making hot sauces or for drying to make powders. This variety is well suited to indoor or outdoor cultivation and has an attractive bushy habit. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").


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How to grow chilli peppers

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 chilli pepper seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £2.49

Sow Chilli Pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Chili peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing chilli peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space pepper plants at a distance of 50cm (20") apart.

Water chilli pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season and feed weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser once the first fruits have set. Taller varieties of chilli peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest chillies singly by cutting them from the plant with secateurs or pull the entire plant when full of red peppers, and hang upside down in the kitchen for use all year round. Chilli peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Brilliant Results

    By Claire Carolan 02-06-2013

    I grew these in my porch last year. They produced until after Christmas and we filled the freezer the crop was so huge with 10-12 inches the average length of each fruit. By march this year they were flowering again and by mid May they were full of chillies, a fantastic variety .

  2. Wow! Pinocchio's nose chillies

    By Cathy Barker-Powell 08-10-2011

    Grew for the first time this year. 100% germination rate & all fruited. The chillies were 20-25cm long, which makes them good value. I like to freeze chillies for use in curries, etc, throughout the year. These were so long that I've been able to cut each chilli into 3 good-size pieces, making them economical too, as I can't imagine I'll run out before next year's crop. They were a talking point among visitors to my greenhouse too!

  3. Highly recommended

    By Naheed Shah 29-09-2011

    This variety is prolific and did very well outdoors last year. Will definately continue to grow them.

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