Chilli Pepper Growing Guide

Capsicum annuum

Chilli Pepper

Crop Rotation Group

Solanaceae (Potato and tomato family) 


Rich soil with plenty of compost added.


Full sun

Frost tolerant



Weekly liquid organic feed once the plant is a reasonable size.


Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in pots under cover in early spring. Transfer to bigger pots as required. Plant out from mid spring when soil has warmed.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


Sometimes require supports if the peppers are large.


Harvest peppers green when they have grown to a good size or wait for them to ripen to yellow or red if preferred.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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