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Red Hot Cherry Pepper (77 Days)

These peppers are red hot and used primarily for pickling. Fruit are one to two inches across, round, and flattened. Plants are small and the color turns from deep green to dark red.

20 seeds  


Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slow germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after the last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Use a sharp instrument to cut the peppers from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some peppers on the plant to mature so they can change color and sweeten up.

Tips: Pinch off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile soil, amend with compost if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

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Brad H.
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Red Hot Cherry Pepper

all good on this end, the peppers are still producing and we have stuffed and canned a lot so far, not only the peppers but also green beans and tomatoes.

Barbara R.
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I'm sorry to say I was very disappointed. It took a very long time to receive my order, which I understand deliveries were delayed due to Covid 19. I started Pinetree seeds along with seeds purchased from other companies in my green house. All seeds were planted in the same planting medium and given the same care according to directions. I had good germination and and growth from all of the plants except for the Pinetree seeds. I had little to no germination and what did sprout was puny and did not grow. I love the selection of seeds Pinetree has available but after this experience, I doubt I will be purchasing from you again. Although I am no expert, I have been a UC Davis Master Gardener for 5 years so I do know what I am doing. I have never had this happen before.

Mary A.
United States
I recommend this product
Red Hot Cherry Peppers

All germinated ❤️

Fred H.
United States
Red hot cherry peppers

Excellent! Beautiful plants with a lot of peppers

United States
Great selection!

I must say you have a great variety of seeds. I have great luck with my seeds . Thank you