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Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper

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This product does not ship to: Idaho, Nevada
  • Moderately Hot & Spicy Peppers
  • 16-24 Inches Tall
  • 12-18 Inches Wide
  • Plant in Full Sun

This is a pepper with the perfect amount of spicy and taste! The green foliage is paired with an edible green pepper that changes to red as it matures. You can harvest these peppers as soon as good color appears which is typically 65-72 days after transplanting. This pepper has a good flavor no matter when you decide to pick it. The Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper produces a high yield of four-inch peppers.

Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper Plant Care

Spacing for the Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper is twelve to twenty-four inches, center on center. Deadheading for this plant is not necessary. Loamy soil that is organically enriched. If you want your pepper to thrive ensure it is planted in an area where it can receive full sun.

Growing Fire Away Hot and Heavy Peppers

After transplanting, it takes 65-72 days for fruit to appear and reach maturity. The Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper needs at least six hours of sun each day for optimal results. It thrives in heat and fruit will be harvested through frost. You can plant this pepper in the garden or use it in containers. This plant will reach a height of sixteen to twenty-four inches with a spread of twelve to eighteen inches.

The Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper works well in landscapes or containers, it is even used as a bordering plant. If planting in a container be sure to use a 3-gallon size that is twelve inches in diameter at minimum. Provide trellising for its climbing growing habit. Place in an area that has plenty of sun and warmth.

Watering Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper Plants

Water needs are average. Water when soil has dried.

Feeding Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper Plants

Mix soil with a controlled release fertilizer and feed yearly.

Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper Plant Information

Common Name: Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper
Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum
Plant Type: Hot Pepper – Moderate Heat
Edible Type: Vegetable
Vegetable Size: 2 inches
Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Spacing: 12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)
Height: 16 - 24" (41 - 61cm)
Width: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)


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2019 Leader of the Pack - Early Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2019 Top Performer Rakers
2019 Top 20 - Student Favorites Texas Tech University
2019 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
2019 Perfect Score all Summer Oregon State University
2019 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
2019 Top Performer Michigan State University - All Season
2019 Top Performer - Pepper Texas A&M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
2019 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2019 Top Performer Texas Tech University
2019 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2019 Top Performer Cornell University
2019 Top Performer Penn State
2019 Top Performer LSU - Hammond
2019 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2019 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum

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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   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
   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
   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
   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
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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

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