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Count Dracula Hot Pepper

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$34.49
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 9 - 11

Count Dracula Hot Pepper will add a dramatic flair to your vegetable garden with exceptional 2’’-long fruit that are nearly black in color. The dark purple to black peppers ripen to a bright red with a continuous harvest all summer long. The gothic-looking fruit are accentuated by pretty violet flowers and deep purple leaves, making this plant suitable for ornamental plantings. With a Scoville rating of 25,000 to 50,000, Count Dracula Hot Pepper is great for salsa, soups, and sauces.

Count Dracula Hot Pepper Care  

Plant Count Dracula Hot Pepper in a location where it will receive full sun, about 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Count Dracula Hot Pepper requires moist, well-drained soil. Harvest peppers regularly for continuous fruit production. Both black and red peppers can be harvested and consumed. 

Growing Count Dracula Hot Pepper

Count Dracula Hot Pepper grows 18-24’’ tall with an upright growth habit and will not need staking. Plant Count Dracula Hot Pepper outside once nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50° F. Space your pepper plants about 10-12 inches apart.

Count Dracula Hot Pepper can be grown in containers for areas that have less space. This pepper can best be grown in a 3-5 gallon pot with well-drained potting soil. Keep your pepper sufficiently watered since it will dry out quicker in containers. 

Watering Count Dracula Hot Pepper 

Proper watering will lead to better fruit production and prevent problems such as blossom end rot. Water Count Dracula Hot Pepper immediately after planting. Established plants should be watered deeply at least once per week. Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. This plant will have to be watered more often if grown in containers and sandy soils, or if rainfall is scarce.

Feeding Count Dracula Hot Pepper

Count Dracula Hot Pepper grows best in rich soil for optimal growth and fruit production. Incorporate a few inches of compost into your soil before planting. Alternatively, Count Dracula Hot Pepper can be fertilized with a general purpose, slow-release fertilizer incorporated into the ground at planting time. Liquid fertilizers can be used per label instructions every 2-4 weeks during summer, especially if a soil test indicates nutrient deficiencies. Avoid overfertilizing Count Dracula Hot Pepper, which can lead to excessive vegetative growth and fewer fruit. 

Count Dracula Hot Pepper Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 11
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Purple Colors
Bloom Period: Spring to Winter
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Black, Green
Foliage Description: Green and Black Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand:
Common Name: Count Dracula Hot Pepper
Other Name(s): Christmas Pepper
Scientific Name: Pepper 'Count Dracula'
SKU:
1231013907-pc

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 Known As:
   4.5" Container

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

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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