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F1 Hybrid Hot Pepper Star | 5g


The F1 Hybrid Hot Pepper Star is an excellent choice for gardeners and commercial growers seeking a high-yielding, disease-resistant, and flavorful hot pepper variety. With proper care and management, this hybrid can produce abundant crops of vibrant, spicy peppers suitable for a wide range of culinary uses.

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The F1 Hybrid Hot Pepper Star is a premium hot pepper variety renowned for its exceptional yield, robust growth, and high resistance to common diseases. This hybrid is favored for its consistent fruit quality and moderate to high heat level, making it a versatile addition to various culinary applications. Suitable for both commercial and home gardening, the Hot Pepper Star ensures a bountiful and flavorful harvest.

Key Features of F1 Hybrid Hot Pepper Star:

  1. Variety:
    • Type: F1 Hybrid Hot Pepper
    • Growth Habit: Indeterminate, allowing the plant to continue growing and producing fruit throughout the season.
  2. Fruit Characteristics:
    • Size and Shape: Produces medium-sized, elongated peppers typically measuring 3-5 inches (7.5-12.5 cm) in length.
    • Color: Starts green and matures to a vibrant red.
    • Heat Level: Moderate to high heat, ideal for a variety of dishes.
    • Flavor: Rich and pungent, perfect for enhancing the taste of different recipes.
  3. Plant Characteristics:
    • Vigor: Strong, vigorous plants with dense foliage that offers good protection against sunscald.
    • Yield: High-yielding variety, producing numerous peppers per plant.
  4. Disease Resistance:
    • Resistance/Tolerance: Bred for resistance to common pepper diseases, including bacterial wilt, mosaic virus, and root rot. This leads to healthier plants and higher yields.

Growing Instructions:

  1. Planting Time:
    • Indoor Sowing: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date.
    • Outdoor Transplanting: Transplant seedlings outdoors after the last frost when soil temperatures are consistently above 60°F (15°C).
  2. Soil and Location:
    • Soil: Prefers well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Enrich the soil with compost or well-rotted manure.
    • Location: Choose a sunny spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  3. Sowing Depth and Spacing:
    • Sowing Depth: Plant seeds about 1/4 inch (6 mm) deep.
    • Spacing: Space plants 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart in rows spaced 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart to allow for adequate air circulation and growth.
  4. Germination and Seedling Care:
    • Temperature: Maintain soil temperatures between 75-85°F (24-29°C) for optimal germination, which usually occurs in 7-14 days.
    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water seedlings regularly and ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
  5. Transplanting and Growth:
    • Hardening Off: Gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions by placing them outside for a few hours each day, increasing exposure over a week.
    • Planting: Transplant seedlings to the garden at the same depth they were in their pots. Use stakes or cages to support growth and keep fruits off the ground.
  6. Care and Maintenance:
    • Watering: Water deeply and consistently, especially during dry spells. Avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
    • Fertilization: Feed plants with a balanced fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a slow-release fertilizer at planting time.
    • Pruning: Remove any damaged or diseased foliage to promote better airflow and prevent disease spread.

Harvesting

Harvesting:

  • Harvest peppers when they are fully red and firm. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the peppers from the plant, leaving a small portion of the stem attached to avoid damaging the plant.
  • For a continuous harvest, pick peppers regularly as they mature.

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