Pepper, Hot, Chili, Vietnamese Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum) Asian vegetable
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Peppers do very well grown in pots..
Vietnamese Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum)'Ot Hiem'The name Ot Hiem translated into English , Mean Pepper.
95 days. Capsicum annuum. Plant produces heavy yields of 1 Â¼" long by Â¼" wide hot peppers. Peppers are very hot and turn from green, to green with black markings, to orange, to red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. The heat of these small peppers will make you cry tears! A variety from Vietnam.
Brought to this country in the 1980's by refugees from Vietnam ,this pepper is extremely hot with an exceptionally strong pungent pepper taste. The plants grow to heights of 1 1/2 - 3 feet tall and are covered with hundreds of peppers of about 1/8 inch in diameter and 1' 2 inches long. When ripened to a fiery red it is used by the Vietnamese in cooking or pickled, but is seldom used as a fresh pepper because of the tremendous heat.
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.
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.
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.