*We no longer grow this item, but feel free to peruse the information.

The Caribbean Red Hot Pepper was found in, you guessed it, the Caribbean but it was later improved into the pepper it is today. The bright red fruit is wrinkled and 1 1/2 by 1 inch. Be careful though, Caribbean Reds are hotter than habaneros! Being sensitive to the cold, planting should be delayed until the danger of frost is past in the spring. Ideal temperatures are 70 to 80 degrees F during the day, and 60 to 70 degrees F at night. Usually, the plants set satisfactory crops when temperatures are between 65 and 80 degrees F and the soil is well-supplied with moisture. Avoid a soggy, water-logged soil condition when growing peppers.

Size: 1204

Spacing: Plant 18″ apart.

Height: Grows 24″ to 36″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Considered the hottest pepper on the market.

Tips: Water plants thoroughly after transplanting. Avoid planting under conditions that will stunt the plants and lead to poor production, such as cold weather, lack of sufficient soil moisture, or lack of sufficient fertilizer. Water deeply but not too often.

Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit

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