Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper Plant

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

Cherry Bomb is a versatile pepper. Stuffed, this medium-hot (2500-5000 Scoville Units) pepper is an exciting change from Jalapenos. Pickled, Cherry Bomb is quite literally THE bomb. The thick walls and sweet flavor pack a crunchy bite when served fresh in salads or with dips. Cherry Bomb is also one heavy cropper. Expect to get 50% more fruits than other jalapenos or pimento types. 

Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper Care  

Pepper plants love heat and sun. Plant them where they will get sun for at least 6 hours a day, in a sheltered spot. Containers are perfect for peppers; the plants can even be used as a decorative element in a seasonal mixed planting. Average-textured soil that is well-draining and as close to neutral on the pH scale as possible is ideal. Amend the soil in a raised bed or the ground with 1-2 inches of organic compost or sprinkle slow-release organic fertilizer before planting. Space plants at 12 inches apart on center to allow proper air circulation, and provide a bamboo stake next to the main stem. This will make supporting the plants easier when they are heavy with fruit.

Growing Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper

Cherry Bomb peppers mature around 75 days from transplanting into the garden. The prolific producers will continue flowering and fruiting as long as ripe peppers are picked regularly. Pepper plants are generally compact growers that naturally branch with little extra pruning or pinching out of shoots. Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper reaches a mature size of 2 feet tall and wide. These plants are grown as annuals in the garden but can be grown as short-lived perennials in USDA zones 8-10.

Growing peppers in containers is ideal for smaller gardens or if you only have a deck or patio. Choose a pot with at least an 8-inch diameter and fill it with a soil-based potting mix. Watering will need to be checked every day. Larger containers will dry out slower than smaller pots. Peppers like to have the top 1-2 inches of soil dry in between waterings. Fertilize once every two weeks with a diluted liquid seaweed or fish emulsion, stopping when the fruits begin to form. Cherry Bomb is excellent as a focal point in a mixed planting with other edibles such as Cilantro and Tumbler pot-grown Tomatoes.

Watering Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper

Peppers require 1 inch of water a week. Deep watering once a week will encourage deeper roots that are more drought resistant. Mulch the root zone with 2-3 inches of organic compost at planting. This will allow the soil to hold moisture longer and help to keep the root zone cool.

Feeding Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper 

Fertilize peppers every two weeks during the flowering period with a diluted liquid seaweed or fish emulsion formula. Stop fertilizing after the fruits begin to form and ripen.

Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper Plant
Other Name(s): Cherry Bomb Hot Pepper
Scientific Name: Pepper 'Cherry Bomb'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.