Pepper Seeds - Hot - Red Cherry
- 15 Seeds per Packet
- Scoville Heat Units: Ranges between 5,000 to 15,000 SHUs
- Shape: Resembles a Cherry
- Maturity: Gradual ripening with increased production throughout the season
- Taste: Medium-heat with a slightly sweet undertone
- Harvest Cycle: Continuous, with harvests approximately every other week
- Growth Habit: Bushy, with dense foliage
- Yield: Prolific, increasing with each subsequent harvest
History: Red Hot Cherry Peppers have been gracing gardens and tables for generations. Their origin can be traced back to Central and South America, where they've been grown for centuries. Over time, this pepper variety has been selectively bred to produce the characteristic cherry shape and the perfectly balanced heat and sweetness it's known for today. Its ability to provide multiple harvests throughout the growing season makes it a valuable addition to any garden.
Uses: These versatile peppers are a favorite in many dishes worldwide. Whether pickled, stuffed, or used fresh in salads, their unique shape and delightful flavor make them stand out. The medium heat of the Red Hot Cherry peppers complements their slightly sweet taste, making them ideal for salsas, relishes, and sauces. When dried, they can be ground into a flavorful spice that can be used year-round.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: For optimal growth, start Red Hot Cherry Pepper seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date. They thrive in full sun and well-draining soil. Once the seedlings have developed two sets of true leaves and all danger of frost has passed, transplant them outdoors, spacing them about 18-24 inches apart. They prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Regular watering is crucial, but avoid over-watering, which can lead to root rot. As the plants mature, they'll reward you with a continuous supply of cherry-shaped, medium-hot peppers every other week throughout the summer season.