Bradley Bahamian Chili Pepper (Bahamian Bird Pepper) Capsicum Frutescens - Great in Containers .
Bradley's Bahamian's was discovered on the Bahamas near the entrance of a small cave. This hot pepper is very similar to the Tabasco pepper, but has a little sweeter taste. The bushy plant is about 60 cm high and is also very suitable for pots. It is a productive plant. The peppers turn from green to orange and finish red during ripening. The peppers are about 3-4 cm long and about 0.5 to 1 cm in diameter.
Native to the Bahamas, the Bahamian Pepper is a type of chili pepper that is commonly used as a seasoning. This pepper is rather small with a length of just over an inch. They vary in color, appearing in yellow, orange, green, and red with a glossy skin. Bahamians are usually round or oblong shaped. This species of pepper grows upright instead of in a downward hanging position. They have an exotic spicy flavor and are rather hot.
This pepper is so attractive it can stand on itâs own as an ornamental potted plant or garden accent. Excellent for flavoring a variety of dishes. Great for adding a zesty kick to homemade salsa or chili. Preserve by canning, drying, or freezing. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.
Bloom Time: Summer
Height Range: 2-4' (0.6-1.2m)
Space Range: 18-24" (46-61cm)
Temperature Range: 30Â° to 40Â°F (-1Â° to 4Â°C)
Plant Light: Full Sun
Companion Plants: Marjoram, Tomato, Marigold
Green Thumb Tip!
Sow seeds indoors Â¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus.We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil â and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2â³ thick layer of compost.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.
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