Hot Red Cherry Pepper

Hot cherry peppers are a fiery version of the well-known sweet cherry.

Hot Red Cherry Pepper

  • LIght: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 1 1/2 inches
  • Matures: 75 to 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall/li>
  • Scoville heat units: 5,000 to 15,000 (medium)

Heirloom. Named for its cherry-like shape, this little pepper is a moderately hot version of the popular sweet cherry. Plants are widely adapted throughout the US. Vigorous and productive. The pretty little golf ball-sized fruits mature from green to red. Add them to salads, or use them in pickling and preserving.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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