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Hot Ornamental Pepper ‘Filius Blue’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

Highly ornamental, quite small, round peppers that mature from green to bluish-purple to bright red.

Availability: In stock

$3.95
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Details

Shades of blue are one of the least common color schemes of pepper plants. The Filius Blue, therefore, stands out among ornamental peppers. Each bushy little plant produces a mass of highly ornamental, quite small, round peppers that mature from green to bluish-purple to bright red. The plants are so exotic looking, they work well as decorative specimens in containers or in a floral border. The immature fruits are exceptionally piquant at 30,000 - 50,000 SHU's. They have a great pepper flavor, and are very crunchy with a pretty good bite. As they mature, the fruits become sweeter and milder. Their short growing season makes them a good choice for milder climates. Great for containers. Non-Isolated.

Fun Fact: The Filius Blue hot pepper is the winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

SHU: 30,000 - 50,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Purple changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Ornamental (not recommended for eating)
Seeds Per Pack 10