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Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper

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Mix and Match Discount 

  • 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.

Plant Facts

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)


Award Year Award Plant Trial
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

Alternative Options

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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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

Plant Shipping

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.

3 Reviews - Fire Away Hot and Heavy Pepper Show Reviews

  • 1

    Posted by Jan Pietruska on Jun 15th 2021


  • 5
    love spicy foods

    Posted by Curly and Mo on Apr 14th 2020

    I bought these with the mix and match discount. we love growing our own food, especially spicy foods. Plus I can support a small business this way as well. The plants we ordered (3 peppers and 3 tomatoes) came in fantastic condition and we didn't have to leave the house. just perfect!

  • 5
    Proven Winners are the best!

    Posted by Marlaine on Apr 11th 2020

    I saw this plant from Proven Winners and just had to give it a try. We love growing our own peppers to make salsa, and I saw this plant produces more peppers with less maintenance. Can't wait to see the results this summer!