These seeds have been germination tested and have been grown organically in a pesticide free environment. CHILE DE COMIDA - medium; 2.5 to 3.5 inches long by 0.75 to 1 inches wide; medium thick flesh; matures from green to brown to red; pendant pods; green leaves; 18 to 24 inches tall; Mid Season (70-80 days); Uses: Mexican Cuisine, Roasting, Fried/Stir-Fried; from Mexico; C.annuum. Growing Hot Peppers in Containers Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. It’s best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded Soil Requirements: Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Water Requirements: Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells. Fertilizer Requirements: Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks. Harvest Tips: Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form. PEPPER Sow seeds indoors ¼" 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. Sow seeds indoors ¼" 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. Growing Peppers: 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 – 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.