Pepper – Fire Away™ Hot and Heavy

Garden Height
16 - 24
12 - 24
12 - 18
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Level
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Dead-Heading Not Necessary


Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

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

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 Category Moderate

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 1.5

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 68 - 80° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Summer Finish, Standard PPP

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 9-10
6" and Gallon Pot :
7-9" Pot :
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed.

Little Pumpkin will benefit from a minimum of two pinches.

Pest and Disease Management

General Pest and Disease practices as listed in notes

Grower Tips

Weeks to finish are without fruit, to have fruit set plan on 16 to 20 weeks. Heat and humidity loving annual.

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