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Fire Away Hot and Heavy Hot Pepper Capsicum annuum

  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 18"
16 - 24"
12 - 18"
  • Details



    A hot and spicy pepper, but not so hot you'll need to call the fire department.  First ripe fruit takes 65 to 72 days from transplant. Glossy foliage minimizes water loss and contributes to low water needs for this plant.  Fruit sets and matures quickly once ripe fruit begins to present.

    Award Winner
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    16 - 24 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    12 - 18 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Glossy Green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Uses Notes: 

    A hot pepper that works well in landscapes and containers.  It may need trellising to maintain upright habit.  Fruit transitions from geen to orange to red, with multiple colors represented on the plant at the same time.  Fruits can be harvested when they begin to show good color and are fully ripe when solid red.  Taste is pleasing if picked before full maturity. If you are growing this plant in a container, a 12" diameter (3 gallon volume) is the minimum necessary size. The ideal size would be a 14" to 18" (5-7 gallon) container.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy to care for.  It loves heat and will thrive through the summer months. Fruit can be harvested until first frost.

  • 2 Reviews

    • This pepper plant has a great all around performance from the foliage to the changing color of the peppers. A bit hotter than a Jalapeno but satisfying when used in recipes where you want that kick but nothing overpowering. Grown in a container the size is a bit contained but never the less still a bushy pepper plant with a prolific amount of peppers. Very disease resistant even when transported in a humid trailer, in and out of sun, and then back again, it performed great and showed no signs of being unhealthy. Definitely will plant again as it is still producing will into late summer.

      Ambrose Salazar
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 23 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I had lots of tasty peppers from this plant!

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 24 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 16 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2019 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
    2019 Perfect Score all Summer Oregon State University
    2019 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2019 Leader of the Pack - Early Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2019 Top Performer Michigan State University - All Season
    2019 Top Performer Rakers
    2019 Top Performer - Pepper Texas A&M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2019 Top 20 - Student Favorites Texas Tech University
    2019 Top Performer Cornell University
    2019 Top Performer Penn State
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