Wiri Wiri Pepper,(Live Plant) Capsicum frutescens, From Guyana
WIRI WIRI - hot; 0.25 to 0.375 inches long by 0.25 to 0.375 inches wide; medium thin flesh; matures from green to red; upright pods; green leaves; 24 to 30 inches tall; Late Season (80-90 days); from Guyana; this is the small-fruited variety; for yellow-fruited variety see Wild Brazil; C.chinense.
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 2″ thick layer of compost.
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