Fresno Chili Hot Pepper

This plant delivers a bounty of very hot, tasty peppers.

Fresno Chili Hot Pepper

  • LIght: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 2 inches x 1 inch
  • Matures: 70 to 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 24 to 30 inches tall
  • Scoville heat units: 5,500 to 20,000 (medium)

Heirloom. Fresno chili is a JalapeƱo style chili, but hotter than most JalapeƱos. High yields of medium-sized fruit are borne on short, upright plants. The peppers ripen from green to red. Excellent for picking, canning, sauces, and salsas. Vigorous 24 to 30 inch tall plants have dense, dark green foliage and are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. A good pickler, the fruit is also ready to eat at a mature green stage, even before it turns red.

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