- 180,000 Scovilles
- 18-24 Inches Tall
- 18-24 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
Burning Bush Pepper is aptly named for two reasons: The habanero is plenty hot, and the lantern-shaped fruit turns a flaming peach-orange color when ripe. Despite its heat, this 'Chichen-Itza' type pepper also has a taste of sweet. The plant produces plenty of hot peppers earlier than most habaneros, in about 85 days. The wrinkled-looking peppers are about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches around. Their pretty, mild appearance on the bush is just one more reason to grow this hot and tasty pepper in a garden bed or container.
Burning Bush Pepper rates in the top 10 hot peppers on the Scoville scale, at 180,000 Scovilles. Burning Bush Pepper plant is an attractive garden or patio plant with its deep green pepper leaves and orange fruit. Having the hot habaneros fresh and on hand makes salsa or sauce making more convenient.
Burning Bush Pepper Care
To reach its hot potential, Burning Bush Pepper needs lots of sun and heat from nature. Plant it in a sunny spot that gets at least 6 hours of full sun a day. Wait to plant the pepper until nighttime temperatures reach at least 60 degrees. Although these habaneros are not large and heavy, the bush can have lots of fruit at once, so stake or support the plant as it grows if necessary, being careful not to run or break stems. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture.
Growing Burning Bush Pepper
Burning Bush needs about 11 weeks of steady growth to produce the ripest, hottest peppers. The plant eventually reaches about 2 feet high and wide and can be loaded with green and orange fruit. Although it makes a great container plant, the pepper won't get enough sun and heat indoors to produce hot peppers.
Be sure the container holding your Burning Bush Pepper gets at least 6 hours of sun a day. Fill the container and leave it in the sun a day or two before planting if the soil is cool. Add some compost to the potting mix to ensure the soil is rich and drains well.
Watering Burning Bush Pepper
Water immediately after planting Burning Bush Pepper and regularly until the plant is well established. Continue to water consistently, but don't overwater the pepper plant. Slow, deep water is better for the roots, which do not like to sit in soggy soil.
Feeding Burning Bush
With rich, organic matter in the garden bed or container soil, there is little need to fertilize Burning Bush Pepper. Too much fertilizer puts energy toward making leaves instead of feeding fruit. Organic compost, compost tea or fish emulsion are better choices for feeding this edible.
Burning Bush Pepper Plant Information
|Common Name: Burning Bush Pepper|
|Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense, annuum|
|Plant Type: Habanero Pepper – Extreme Heat|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: 3 inches|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
|Height: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
|Width: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
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