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1/64 oz

Days to Maturity: 45 DAYS GREEN, 60 DAYS RED

"And it burns, burns, burns," just like Johnny Cash said.

This is a hot, hot pepper, an improvement over our Red Cayenne, which it replaces. Ring-O-Fire matures earlier and has a glossy sheen with a fire engine red color. Prolific and dependable plants produce loads of fruits great for eating fresh, dried or powdered.


SHU 20,000

4" fruits

Soil Nutrients and Requirements: Peppers prefer light, well drained, moderately fertile soil with pH 6.5-6.8. Use a high phosphorus starter fertilizer when transplanting to give young peppers a good start. Keep nitrogen levels in moderation, as high amounts can reduce yields.

Seeding Depth: 1/4"

Plant Spacing: 12-18"

Row Spacing: 18-36" or double rows 18" apart on 5-6" centers.

When to Sow: Start transplants 6-8 weeks before planting date. Sow seeds into flat 4 seeds/inch and then pot up into 2" or larger cells after the first set of true leaves appear. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 85°F. For growing transplants, maintain temperature at around 75°F during the day and 65°F at night. Harden off plants by slightly reducing temperature to 60-65°F and reducing water for 2-3 days before transplanting.

Harvest first peppers promptly to stimulate further fruit production. Peppers can be harvested and eaten at either unripe (green) or ripe (colored) stage. Colored peppers generally require 2 - 4 weeks longer