Pepper – Fire Away™ Hot and Heavy
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Easy to care for. It loves heat and will thrive through the summer months. Fruit can be harvested until first frost.
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
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
Little Pumpkin will benefit from a minimum of two pinches.
Pest and Disease Management
General Pest and Disease practices as listed in notes
Weeks to finish are without fruit, to have fruit set plan on 16 to 20 weeks. Heat and humidity loving annual.