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Chilli Pepper 'Prairie Fire' (Hot)

Capsicum anuum, Chili Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

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These peppers might look small, but they certainly make up for size when it comes to flavour! One Chilli Pepper 'Prairie Fire' plant will give you a non-stop summer crop of literally hundreds of tiny, extremely hot peppers. With a dwarf, bushy habit this RHS AGM variety makes an attractive 'ornamental edible' for a sunny windowsill or patio container outside. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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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 (20 chilli pepper seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £2.69

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. Lovely plants

    By Claire Carolan 01-04-2014

    Not only are these lovely to look at when in fruit but the chillies are hotter than expected given their size! A definite must if you like chillies all year round as they're great to keep handy in the freezer.

    Natalie
    04-04-2014

    Thank you for your reiew. I hope we can continue to be of service.

  2. IF YOU ONLY GROW ONE CHILLI, GROW THIS ONE

    By G Tasker 03-10-2010

    Easy germination producing a beautiful compact plant covered in masses of small white flowers which in turn produced masses of small red upright chillis. If you are a chilli fan these are seriously hot but with a wonderful flavour. If you are not a chilli fan then grow this plant anyway for the sheer beauty and contrast of the glossy green foliage, white flowers and red fruits. Looks great on the christmas table and I even managed to overwinter one plant which produced even more super early fruits in year two

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