90 days from transplanting. The chile-loving Thais consume
more hot peppers than any other
culture. Discover the delights of Thai
Hot flavor in your favorite stir-fry or
other Asian dish! Compact plant
covered with small red and green
peppers at the same time is a
festive and unique choice for patio
50,000-100,000 Scoville Heat Units (very hot).
This packet yields approximately 24 plants started indoors.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70° F and soil temperature is at least 65° F.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.
Harvesting: Harvest when peppers have turned from green to red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.
Artist: Pat Fostvedt